Dr. Chris Ngige
FG urges graduates to embrace blue, green collar jobs
The Federal Government has urged unemployed graduates to embrace blue/green-collar jobs as sustainable alternatives to white-collar jobs. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige
New minimum wage of N30, 000 takes effect
After series of meetings between the Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige and leadership of the orgnaised labour, the Federal Government, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019...
Anambra State stakeholders divided over mode of selecting Obiano’s successor
Ahead of the 2021 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, stakeholders in the state are divided along growing calls for the merit-based selection process and need to sustain the zoning principle enunciated by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2013.
Trade Union wants April implementation
The Trade Union Side (TUS), of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), has said the new minimum wage implementation should start from the date it was signed into law to avoid another round of agitation by public service employees and their trade unions.
FG to reconstitute minimum wage negotiation team as talks resume today
There are indications that the Federal Government may reconstitute the committee on the consequential adjustment of wages in the civil service to reflect the new N30, 000 minimum wage.
ASUU flays attack on labour leaders over NSITF
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the attack on labour leaders who were protesting on Wednesday against the non-inauguration of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board at the Abuja residence of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. Thugs, who were reportedly loyal to the minister, pounced on members…
NLC, NUPENG plan picketing Ngige’s house, office today over NSITF
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) will this morning picket the house and office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, over non-inauguration of the board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who disclosed this in Abuja…
Nigeria lacks facilities to train medical doctors, says Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes. Ngige, who was reacting to media reports that Nigeria has enough medical doctors and those who are willing to leave the country should do…
National Assembly begins debate on minimum wage bill
The Senate and House of Representatives have started debates on the National Minimum Wage Bill. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu presided over the Senate session, while Speaker Yakubu Dogara presided over the House of Representatives. Ekweremadu explained that contrary to reports that the Federal Government proposed N30, 000 for federal and N27, 000 for state…
End of an error
I have heard some very kind words said about the new Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu. And of course for the entire period that the last IGP, Mr. Ibrahim Idris was in office a load of nasty things had also been said about his character and lack of professionalism. Actually he started…