BREAKING: Nigerian Gov Announces 70 Thousand New Minimum Wage


The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has approved a new N70,000 minimum wage for the State’s Civil Servants.

The Governor stated this while commissioning Edo State’s new Labour House on Monday, April 29.

According to him, the anticipated minimum wage will come into effect on May 1st, 2024.

The NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had demanded N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country.

The labour unions’ agreement was after President Bola Tinubu, through Vice President Kashim Shettima, on January 30, set up a 37-member panel at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja.

With its membership cutting across federal and state governments, the private sector, and organised labour, the panel was tasked with recommending a new national minimum wage.

At the inaugural meeting of the panel, Shettima urged members to ‘speedily’ arrive at a resolution, and submit their reports early as the current N30,000 minimum wage expired at the end of March 2024.