On Tuesday, the Nigerian Senate has approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.
This decision was reached after the upper chamber’s ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage headed by Senator Francis Alimikhena, submitted its report.
The Senate then went on to request the Federal Government to submit a supplementary budget to cover the new wage structure for consideration and approval.
However, the Senator representing Benue Northeast Senatorial district, Barnabas Gemade, 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.”