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Next Level: Ngige Vows To End New Minimum Wage Crisis

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Dr Chris Ngige, the reappointed Minister of Labour and Employment, has promised to fasten the processes for the implementation of the new national minimum wage.

Speaking to newsmen at his residence after his inauguration as a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Ngige promised to promote industrial harmony.

He noted that the issue of the minimum wage would be addressed quickly in other to put smiles on the faces of Nigeria workers.

According to Ngige, “The issue of consequential adjustments in the minimum wage is currently being handled by the permanent secretary in my ministry and he has made some progress.

“By tomorrow (Thursday), we will get the notes from him and, I and the Minister of State will know how to key in.

“The most important thing is that we want to make sure that the matter is addressed as quickly as possible so that we can put smiles on the faces of Nigerian workers.”

Ngige pledged his commitment to working with labour unions and resolving all impending disputes in the sector.

“I don’t know what I will do differently. I am a man of due process. If you are also a man of due process, you will be my friend. Do things the way they should be done, and not abnormally.

“I put in all my energy in whatever assignment I am given and I have been doing that in the Ministry of Labour in the last three and a half years.

“I remain committed to working with labour unions.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.