Senator Barnabas Gemade that is representing Benue Northeast Senatorial district, has insisted that no Governor in the states of the federation should complain of payment of N30,000 minimum wage.
Gemade who lost his Senatorial election on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the just concluded elections insisted that states have enough resources to pay minimum wage.
He faulted the governors complaining of inadequate resources, adding that if resources available to states were prudently managed, payment of wages was easy.
The lawmaker further explained that candidates including State governors spent humongous resources buying votes in the just concluded elections, noting that it was the state resources governors used for their elections.
“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.