By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, ordered the immediate payment of February salaries to workers in the state.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, disclosed this in a statement in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Osagie said Governor Obaseki’s decision to pay workers well ahead of the usual 26th day of the month, when salaries were usually paid in the state, was informed by the need to cushion the effects of the rescheduled elections and also provide support for those who would have to travel to their various voting centres to participate in the general elections holding tomorrow, February 23.
He said the governor was aware that the rescheduled polls disrupted a lot of plans of residents and may have left many stranded.
Reasons for the early payment
According to Osagie, “this is why he has decided to pay them earlier than the 26th day of the month, which is the payday for government workers in the state.
“ Among other things, this gesture will enable them to travel to their various local government areas and fully participate in the February 23 general election.
“Edo workers will get their February salaries before the close of business today(yesterday.
“There is no denying that Governor Obaseki is committed to the welfare of workers in the state, and this amplifies this stance,” he added.