Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered immediate payment of February salary to workers in the state, ahead of tomorrow’s elections.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, made the disclosure, yesterday, in a statement, in Benin, the state capital.
Osagie said the governor’s decision to pay workers well ahead of the usual 26th day of the month, was informed by the need to cushion the effect of the rescheduled elections and, also, provide support for those who would travel to their various voting centres, to participate in the elections tomorrow.
He said the governor was aware that the rescheduled polls disrupted a lot of plans of residents and may have left many stranded.
“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 travel to their various local government areas and fully participate in the February 23 general elections.
“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,” the aide said.