The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has said that he will not hesitate to implement even above the proposed N30,000 minimum wage if he has the capacity.
Ortom disclosed this while addressing members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Makurdi, the state capital.
According to the governor, the present N18,000 minimum wage was no longer enough due to the economic situation in the country.
He further said that his colleagues had appealed to the Federal Government to review the revenue sharing formula to enable them pay the proposed national minimum wage, NAN reports.
He said, “If I have the capacity, I will not hesitate to implement the new minimum wage even above N30,000.
”I have prioritised payment of workers’ salaries and this is exactly what my administration is doing.”