Buhari meets with 36 state governors at Presidential Villa
President Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with 36 state governors of the federation on the lingering disagreement between the organised labour and state governments on the proposed N30,000 national minimum wage.
Government strikes partial pact with ASUU amid lingering crisis
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government has reached a partial agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Civil servants call for review of emoluments
Civil servants across the country have sought upward review of their wage. They argued that the core civil service, which is the engine room of Government, is regrettably the least paid in the public service, since other segments have enjoyed increase in emoluments over the years. Civil servants are notably the technocrats and skilled…
Nigeria assumes vice president position of “government Group of ILO’’ governing body
Nigeria has assumed Vice President position of “Government Group of ILO’’ governing body, following the election of Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment at 107th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC).
Panic buying as Nigerians prepare for labour strike
Nigerians yesterday were caught up in panic buying as they anticipated the industrial action by the organised labour.A visit to some filling stations in the Abuja metropolis showed many motorists trooping in to buy fuel.
FG rejects state governors’ N22,500 minimum wage proposal
The Federal Government on Wednesday made it known that it was not in support of the N22,500 minimum wage proposed by the Nigeria Governors Forum. The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states after an emergency meeting on Tuesday said they could only pay N22,500 as the new national minimum wage. "Governors, therefore, agreed to pay a…
National Assembly to expand NSITF mandate
There are indications that the National Assembly may expand the mandate of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) beyond employees’ compensation scheme to include other forms of social security initiatives.
FG will not restrain activities of organised labour, says Ngige
The Federal Government says it will not restrain the activities of organised labour in the country but will continue to engage them in dialogue.