To Ortom, workers deserve more than N30,000 minimum wage if funds were available to pay.
The governor says consultations would soon begin towards successful implementation of the new wage.
However, Ortom calls on the Federal Government to review the Revenue Allocation Formula in favour of states to facilitate the smooth implementation of the new wage.
He was speaking at the JS Tarka Foundation, Makurdi while opening the Benue State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Council delegates’ conference.
Ortom urges those that would be elected at the conference to brace and provide selfless service to the organised labour, stressing that they should be servant leaders.
Meanwhile, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, at the NLC delegates’ conference, where Olatunde Kolapo was elected as the new chairman of the state NLC, National President, Ayuba Wabba, who was represented by an ex-officio, Maureen Onyia-Ekwuazi, states that the workers would not accept any minimum wage that is less than N30,000 from the governors.
Wabba says the new minimum wage has become binding, having been signed into law by the President, stressing that the excuses by some governors that they would not be able to pay were not tenable.