The Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has reportedly increase the minimum wage of workers to Forty thousand naira (40,000) in the state. According to the governor, he said the step is a means to alleviate the effects of the subsidy removal by the president Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Governor Hope Uzodinma also revealed in a meeting with stakeholders that the government will provide a N5bn soft loan for farmers to improve productivity of farming in the state.
The governor said, “I have watched with keen interest how our people have been faring since the removal of the subsidy on fuel was announced. I can tell you that I am deeply worried by my observations. It is clear to me that our people are suffering particularly the low-income earners.“I feel the pains and this is why I have come up with some initiatives that I am unfolding to cushion the effect.