The Oasis Reporters
July 25, 2020
In support of early prepatations for the forthcoming celebrations of Eid-El Kabir festivities by Edo Muslim faithful and to cushion the challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration
has paid civil and public servants’ July 2020 salaries as well as pension for retirees, early enough.
This is to ensure the wellbeing and welfare of workers in Edo state. This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie in Benin.
According to him, “The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has directed the payment of pension and salaries of workers in the state and on 23rd of July, all civil and public servants had been paid their salaries. This is despite the economic setbacks that have bedeviled the Nigerian economy and other parts of the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is also a way for the government to identify with the Muslim faithful for the Sallah celebrations. So, the gesture is timed to ensure that our Muslim brothers and sisters are well-catered for during the Sallah festivities amid COVID-19 pandemic.”
The governor’s aide further said that the Governor Obaseki-led administration remains committed to the welfare of workers in the state, adding: “Several reforms have been carried out in the Edo State civil service, 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.”