No State Governors Should Complain Over N30,000 Minimum Wage – Barnabas Gemade


Barnabas Gemade, the Senator representing Benue Northeast Senatorial district, had said that no governor in the states of the federation should lay complain over payment of N30,000 minimum wage.

Gemade, who lost his senatorial re-election bid in the just-concluded elections, insisted that States Government in Nigeria have enough resources to pay minimum wage.

He faulted those governors complaining of inadequate resources, adding that if resources available to states were prudently managed, payment of wages would be easy.

The lawmaker further said that candidates including state governors spent humongous resources buying votes in the just-concluded elections, claiming that it was the state resources governors use for their elections.

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“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,” Gemade said.


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