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EDO STATE IS READY TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE - OBASEKI

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The Edo State Government said it does not need the advice of the Nigeria Labour Congress to include the N30,000 minimum wage in its 2019 budget.

It said it has been unequivocal in its resolve to pay the new minimum wage.

This was stated by the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said Governor Obaseki has promised to pay the wage any time it is approved.

Osagie stated that workers in the state were already aware of the state government commitment to pay to new wage.

He said the state government has since increased the minimum wage to N25,000.



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Group Advocate For 100k Minimum Wage For Police

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The Advocacy for Better Welfare of Nigeria Police, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has on Sunday advocate for the increment of the  minimum wage of at least N100, 000 for the least officer in the Nigeria Police Force to ensure quality service delivery.

The group made this known through its President Mr Solomon Bankole. Bankole said this  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that it had become imperative to sanitise and rebrand Nigeria Police through improved welfare.

According to him, the time has come to improve the condition of service of police officers to get the best out of them.

“It has become imperative to update and upwardly review the monthly salary of all officers, rank and file with a minimum of N100,000 for the least officer.

“We must advocate for improved policies and continuous review of such policies to hold the police accountable for better services and respect for human rights,” Bankole said.

It will be recalled that, Nigeria's Police are always accused of unprofessional service due, bribery etc but this can not be separated from the fact that the Nigeria Police are not being adequately finance.

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Senate Passes Bill That Makes HND Minimum Requirements For President And Governor

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Earlier today Thursday 12th of March 2020, the Nigeria's Senate passed for the second reading, a constitution amendment bill which prescribes Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalent as the minimum educational requirements for aspirants seeking to contest the office of the Nigerian President or state governors.


The bill which is being sponsored by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Plateau State, Senator Isfifanus Gyang, also prescribes National Diploma (OND) or its equivalent as the minimum qualification for federal and state lawmakers.


The amendment bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the amendment of Sections 65 (2) (a), and 131 (d).It will also amend Section 106 (c) and Section 177 (d) on minimum education qualification for those seeking election into the State Assembly, Governor, National Assembly and office of the President.The bill seeks the alteration of section 65 (2) (a) of the Constitution which deals with the qualifications for intending members of the National Assembly.


It is instructive to note that the present constitution says “A person shall be qualified for election under subsection (1) of this section if he has been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent.”Section 65 (2) (a) has now been rephrased to read “if he has been educated to at least a National Diploma level or its equivalent.”The bill also seeks the alteration of Section 131 (d) which deals with minimum requirements for anyone running for the office of the governor.


The current Section of the Constitution states that the person must have “been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent”.Section 131 (d) is now rephrased to read, “He has been educated up to at least HND level or’ its equivalent.”For House of Assembly, the bill seeks the alteration of section 106 (c) of the Constitution.According to the existing law, anyone aspiring to be a member of the House of Assembly must have “been educated up to at least the School Certificate level or its equivalent”.But Section 106 (c) is now rephrased to read, “If he has been educated up to National diploma level or its equivalent.”The bill seeks the alteration of section 177 (d) of the Constitution for governors.As it is currently, the Section states that the person must have “been educated up to at least School Certificate level or its equivalent”.However, Section 177 (d) is now rephrased to read, “If he has been educated up to at least Higher National Diploma Level or its equivalent.”


However, The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has now referred the bill to the Committee on Constitution Review after the senators passed.



The bill is a direct constitutional amendment towards what happen when President Buhari wanted to be reelected, but fails to provide original copies of his SSCE credentials.

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Edo Has Expended Over A Billion Naira In Fight Against Coronavirus - Gov. Obaseki

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The Edo state Governor, Governor Obaseki during a life briefing by the state response team on the coronavirus outbreak in the state yesterday said that the state has spent over a billion in order to curb the exponential spreading of the virus in the state and also to make some necessary equipment available.

In the Governor's statement he said :

“The government of Edo State is leading this battle from the front. We have already spent over N1billion of our limited resources so far on this fight.

“We have constituted the Edo State Fund-Raising Committee which is made up of our sons and daughters who are captains of industries, religious leaders, traditional rulers to help us galvanize efforts at mobilizing resources to beef up the state government’s response to this pandemic,” he said.

According to him, the decision of the state government to review the partial lockdown imposed on residents was borne after reviewing the COVID-19 tests carried out on suspected cases.

While calling on residents of the state to support his administration’s efforts in fighting the virus, the governor appealed for donations by spirited individuals and groups.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki holds a love briefing on COVID-19 by the State Response Team in Benin on April 19, 2020.

Also, he wants the people to reach out to what he descried as the most vulnerable in the state, so as to cushion the hardship that may arise from the lockdown order.

Obaseki believes that doing so will prevent catastrophe in the society, while maintaining dignity of those affected.

Speaking further, the governor noted that the state is on the verge of conducting 1,000 cases arising from the coronavirus.

He believes that for the state to win the battle against the virus, the people should regularly wear their face masks.

The state government also asked the citizens to maintain regular washing of hands and maintain social distancing always.

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