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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state/The Guardian Nigeria

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has said the state will look inwards to be able to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage, Concise News understands.

Concise News reported that Buhari recently signed the Minimum wage bill into law.

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Speaking on Monday in Abuja, Ortom told reporters after a meeting with  President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa that when loopholes are blocked, Benue State can pay the new salary.

“For me,” he said, “if I have my way they should even earn more than N30, 000 if the resources are there, they deserve it, we go to the same market and so we know the cost of living and other things are involved.

“The challenge is whether the resources will be there; I believe that we will look for ways and I believe it is not only Benue state.

“There are about 17 states-all together; maybe at governors’ forum, there will be a way to get out of it.”