By Ogochukwu Isioma in Benin City
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has paid April salaries and pensions for government workers and pensioners in the state.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie said workers and pensioners started receiving their salaries and pensions on Thursday, April 20, 2023, in line with the administration’s policy to pay workers and pensions as and when due.
According to him, “The Edo State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has paid the salaries and pensions of workers and pensioners in the state for the month of April 2023.
“We have a tradition of paying workers on or before the 26th of every month. However, in April, the governor gave approval for early payment of the salaries and pensions to enable our Muslim brothers and sisters to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr after the Ramadan fast.”
Osagie noted that the state government places a premium on workers’ welfare, stating that holistic reforms of the public and civil service in the state have made the state the most attractive public employer in Nigeria.