The Nigeria Labour Congress overtime has been clamouring for a new minimum wage,and just on Tuesday the Senate approved the #30,000 new national minimum wage.
The development was revealed after the ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena, submitted its report.
The senate called on the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to cover the new wage structure for consideration and approval.
Reacting to the newly approved minimum wage, the senator representing Benue Northeast Senatorial district, Barnabas Gemade stated that no state governor should complain of not been able to meet the new wage.
Gemade in his statement stated that every states in the country have enough resources to pay minimum wage.
He stated that if the resources in every states are well managed the payment of the wage will come with ease.
The lawmaker accused Governors and candidates in the just concluded election of using states resources for votes buying.
He said, “There is no state in the country that cannot pay the N30,000 National minimum wage. They have enough resources to pay.”
“I saw in the just concluded elections how votes were massively bought by the state resources and nobody should tell Nigerians that they cannot pay. They should pay,” the lawmaker insisted.