Fuel Subsidy Removal: Imo Gov. Uzodimma raises minimum wage to N40k

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The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has approved the increase of minimun wage of workers in the state to N40,000 to cushion effects of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The governor who stated this while addressing members of the state executive council on Saturday, July 25, said the current economic situation caused by the removal of fuel subsidy is b hard on the people.

He also rolled out other palliative measures, which include the review of workers salary structure, approval of 10 per cent increment in the minimum wage, declaring a free daily meal and free medical treatment for all state workers, and provision of more free buses for Imo workers.

The governor’s chief press secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, in a statement said: “There shall be an immediate upward review of the salaries and wages of workers in the state.

The minimum wage is hereby raised to N40,000 with discretionary consequential adjustments.


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