New minimum wage will be ready soon – Chris Ngige

The Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday, assured Nigerian workers that implementation of a new minimum wage in the country would be done.

New minimum wage will be ready soon – Chris Ngige

The Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday, assured Nigerian workers that implementation of a new minimum wage in the country would be done.

He said the committee set up for that purpose by the Federal Government had already started work.

Ngige gave the assurance while speaking with journalists shortly after witnessing the swearing in of newly-elected chairmen of the 18 local government councils in Edo at the Government House, Benin.

Council elections were conducted in the state on Saturday, and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the positions.

The minister said that the Minimum Wage Review Committee, with him as deputy chairman, would submit a final report in the third quarter of the year to the National Assembly for due consideration.

“This is a constitutional issue and the Constitution makes provision for the minimum wage to be reviewed every five years and we are on course.

“The committee will decide what the minimum wage will be and it is a tripartite arrangement comprising the government, employers, and employees.

“So, the Nigerian workers should hope that we have their issues at heart,’’ he said.

He commended Edo governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, for saving up funds for the new councils’ chairmen to commence activities.

Ngige described the act as benevolent and urged the chairmen to utilize the funds for the benefit of the masses.
“The governor has done the ultimate for them; the ball is now in their courts to do the needful,’’ he said.

(NAN)

2 Responses to "New minimum wage will be ready soon – Chris Ngige"

  1. Segun Oyebanji
    Segun Oyebanji   March 6, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Mr Minister, the new minimum wage is not a determinant factor to social economic well being of the people, and cannot work as a replacement to those bad policies We borrowed from the aliens; some of which has not been helping us as a nation; and Nigerian government still bend his thought in embracing what seems not to have been accepted as our practising norms; to all that has to do with our lives as a people….

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  2. Engr Sola
    Engr Sola   March 6, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Abegi !, let’s hear word, liars….APC criminal party

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