The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to reappointment Dr Chris Ngige as the Minister of Labour and Productivity. Recall that NLC held a protest against him in his house which led to a fracas that landed some NLC members at the National Hospital in Abuja after they were allegedly attacked […]
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian labour have failed to reach an agreement on the consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new national minimum wage. Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the Federal Government and labour representatives met on Thursday but the meeting ended without an agreement. The representatives of the […]
The Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari says payment of the new minimum wage will commence from April 18, 2019, when it was signed into law. Africa News24 (An24) reports that the country’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this to journalists over the weekend. The minister said whenever […]
Mr Austin Enejamo-Isire is the authentic chairman of the board of directors, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), which will be inaugurated at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja today 13 May. The inauguration of the board today, following a decisive presidential intervention, ends the tussle and scuffle between the Minister of Labour, […]
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has denied inviting thugs to manhandle protesting workers who blocked the entrance to his residence in Abuja on Wednesday. Ngige explained this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Nwachukwu Obidiwe. It would be recalled that the NLC had, in the early hours of […]
Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has said that he was misquoted on his comment on medical doctors which sparked off reactions on Wednesday. He said that he never said doctors could seek green pasture abroad but that they were free to go for training abroad and return to practise. He said that he has been […]
The inauguration of the new board of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, was postponed indefinitely as a former labour leader, Frank Kokori, and organised labour accused Ngige of oppressing him after his name was omitted from the list. When Vice President Yemi Osinbajo […]
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday reached an agreement with the federal government to end the over three months strike. The agreement was reached and a deal was signed at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday where Chris Ngige, minister of labour, led the government’s delegation while Abiodun Ogunyemi, president of ASUU, […]
The Nigeria Labour Congress has lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum for pegging the minimum wage at N22, 500 and subsequently pegged the minimum wage at N66, 500.
The new wage structure is still a long way to go, going by indications from Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige. According to him, governors, the most critical group in the process, are yet to submit their proposal on a new wage system. The minister told reporters in Anambra State that without a proposal […]
By Ganiyat Ganiyu Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West on Monday, May 15, launched his anticipated new book, ‘Antidotes for Corruption’. The book launch is currently ongoing at the Yara’dua centre in Abuja. Senate President Bukola Saraki, Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, […]
By Philips Sunday Abuja, (an24) – The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will fulfill one of its campaign promises by creating one million jobs through the approved N500 billion social intervention scheme.