The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has paid verified pensioners in the state their pension for the month of June which is in fulfillment of the implementation of the harmonized pension announced on workers day.
Obaseki had earlier announced on workers day that there would be payment of harmonized pension to retirees in the state after 21 years, as well as the increment of the minimum wage in the state from N30,000 to N40,000. The Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie announced that the governor had paid the retirees as promised via a statement on Monday. The statement reads: “With the approval of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for the harmonization of monthly pension, retirees with the state government who took part in the last verification exercise held across the state, have been paid their pension for the month of June, today, June 27, 2022, reflecting the harmonized rate.” “The payment of the harmonized pension to the verified retirees is in line with the government’s commitment to provide succour to pensioners, who are overburdened with the weight of the harsh economic realities in the country.”
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