The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the payment of August salary to civil servants ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations holding on Sunday, August 11, 2019, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the payment of August salary to Edo State civil servants.
Obaseki, on Wednesday, gave the order during the weekly state executive meeting in Benin city, the Edo State capital.
Recall that, since the governor assumed office, workers in the state have been paid on the 26th of every month. This is in line with the governor’s commitment to the welfare of workers, said a source.
Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, in a statement made available to the media, said that the idea of upfront payment of August salary was initiated by the governor to ensure that workers have enough funds to mark the festive season.
“The state government is aware of the needs of our workers, especially Islamic faithful, this festive season.
“So, the governor has created the leeway for those desirous of getting their salaries earlier than usual to get it.
“All they need to do is to indicate that they want their salary starting from today, Wednesday August 7, 2019,” Osagie stated.