Tag: Chris Ngige

Employers not paying N30k minimum wage are breaking the law – Labour Minister

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, says any employer paying its employee below N30,000 was breaking the law. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, he said “If you read the Act well, you will see the applicability of the Act. The applicability is that[Read More…]

Federal government to meet with striking doctors this week – Labour Minister

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government will reopen talks with the leadership of the striking National Association of Resident Doctors in an effort to end the ongoing strike. According to him, the purpose of the fresh talks, is for the striking resident doctors to[Read More…]

“Weapons in the labour laws” – Nigerian Medical Association describes Minister Chris Ngige’s comments as hate speech

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says the comments of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, regarding the doctors strike is capable of escalating brain drain in Nigeria. The statement was issued in reaction to the ministers threats to invoke the laws on striking doctors – this is as the industrial action[Read More…]

“I have three biological children in public schools” – Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige explains why he is more affected by ASUU Strike

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has restated the commitment of Federal Government to end the eight-month strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. He described as untrue, comments that government officials have been foot-draggers in the ongoing negotiations with the university lecturers because[Read More…]

President Buhari suspends NSITF MD, four directors

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun. The President also approved the suspension of four directors of the agency. They are the Executive Director, Finance and Investment, Mr. Jasper Ikedi Azusalam; Executive Director,[Read More…]

“The richest youth of the world, are not employees of government ” – FG tells unemployed graduates to seek employment outside govt

The Federal Government has advised unemployed graduates who are seeking government jobs to look elsewhere, saying there are more sustainable lucrative ventures outside their focus. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said this during a Townhall Meeting on Popularisation of blue/green collar jobs among graduates of tertiary[Read More…]

Buhari appoints, Mrs Ngige, the wife of the Minister of Labour and Employment as permanent secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday administered oaths of office on nine federal permanent secretaries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The permanent secretaries were sworn-in in two batches of five and four before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The nine permanent secretaries are: Musa Hassan from Borno State,[Read More…]

Doctors Fail to Suspend Strike as FG Breaches Agreement

Hope that strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would be suspended was dashed on Friday as the federal government breached an agreement it reached with the association. The government failed to pay a backlog of salary arrears to the doctors as it promised to do on Wednesday.[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Cannot Pay Striking Lecturers – Labour Minister, Ngige Says

The Nigerian government says it cannot pay the earned allowances demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that were not captured in the 2016 budget at a period of economic recession. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, gave the government’s position on Wednesday while addressing[Read More…]

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige Says Govt Won’t Tolerate Disobedience

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has said the Federal Government will not tolerate disobedience of labour laws and regulations. He warned financial institutions to obey the rules. He spoke at an interactive session with stakeholders in the banking and finance sector on the recent mass retrenchments of workers[Read More…]