Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has assured Nigerian Workers that plans are underway under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to improve their welfare and create a better working environment for them.
Ngige made this comments during his goodwill message to all Nigerian Workers as they mark Workers’ day.
He stated that government are working out plans to increase their new minimum wage demand and that in a matter of time everything would come to a past.
“This is an administration that places a lot of premium on the welfare of workers and all citizenry and has done so in very transparent manner. Our openness is to provide enough window for all Nigerians to appreciate the state of the nation and the efforts of the government.
“Our modest achievement in creating equable condition for job security and improved welfare for workers, as evident in the fact that ‘no federal civil or public servant has lost his or her job in the last three years of the administration despite economic downturn’, as well as the ongoing effort to give effect to a new national minimum wage easily bear out federal government’s commitment to the upliftment of the workforce.
“This year’s celebration therefore presents an opportunity for a collective reflection on the contributions of the labour movement to national growth on the one hand and the steadfastness of the Buhari administration to the welfare of workers on the other,” he said.(Voplink)