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Edo govt pays September salaries, pension

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In line with the commitment of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to ensure the wellbeing of workers, the Edo State government has paid September salaries and pensions to workers and retirees.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the payment follows the governor’s standing order on prompt payment of salary and pension obligations to workers.

“Following the standing order of Governor Godwin Obaseki for early payment of pension and salaries of workers in the state, all civil and public servants have been paid their salaries between yesterday, September 24, 2020, and today, September 25, 2020,” Osagie said.

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This, he said, is despite the economic setbacks that have bedevilled the Nigerian economy and other parts of the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Osagie said that the Governor Obaseki-led administration will sustain a commitment to workers in the state.

“With the renewed mandate given to the governor by Edo people for another four years in office, the governor will consolidate on several reforms being carried out in the Edo State civil service in the last four years, including world-class trainings for the workers, revamp of their work environment, timely payment of salary and the migration of work culture from analogue to digital platform for efficiency,” he said.