The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has said he would pay any amount agreed upon by the negotiating committee on minimum wage.
Ortom stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi, when members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other sister unions visited him to register their support for the upward review of wages.
The Organised Labour has proposed a minimum wage of N30,000, vowing to shut down the country if the demand was not met.
Ortom, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Terwase Orbunde, said that he was not against the upward review of workers’ minimum wages “in spite of the current economic challenges bedeviling the country”.
“I will work in line with the outcome of the new minimum wage committee.
“I am known for championing improved welfare for workers. I did it when I was the Chairman of Guma Local Government Area.