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FG May Be Unable To Pay Salaries Beyond June 2023 Without Removing Fuel Subsidy – Governor Raises Alarm

The Evangelist News Edition, May 2, 2023. By Admin.

Obaseki disclosed this while delivering his address during the 2023 May Day celebration.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has warned that the federal government may not be able to pay workers’ salaries beyond June 2023 if fuel subsidy is not removed.

He raised the alarm on Monday while delivering his address during the 2023 May Day celebration with the theme, “Workers’ rights and socio-economic justice,” held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City.

The governor charged, “I appeal to workers to ensure they register in the health insurance scheme and utilize it effectively.”

On his part, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, represented by State Coordinator, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Mrs. Florence Owie said, “Only a few employees are aware that workers have rights in their workplaces. The Federal Ministry of Labour will continue to implement labour laws to ensure peace between employee and their employers.”

Chairman of the Edo State’s chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Chief Odion Olaiye hailed the governor for prioritizing the welfare of the workers, commending his developmental strides across all sectors of the state’s economy.

Also, the Acting Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Edo State Chapter, Comrade Charles Momoh thanked the governor for the Edo Health Insurance Scheme, noting that Edo workers are enjoying affordable and quality healthcare services under this administration.

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