Tag: Ngige

Strike Threat: FG reaches truce with aggrieved health workers

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the federal government has reached a truce with aggrieved health workers of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) an assembly of healthcare professionals. Ngige, said this while addressing newsmen at the end of a five-hour conciliation meeting with[Read More…]

How we wrongly paid 588 doctors millions of Naira, Ngige narrates

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has narrated how the Federal Government wrongly paid millions of naira to 588 medical doctors across the country. Ngige disclosed this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja. He explained that affected doctors wrongly benefitted from Medical Residency[Read More…]

Nigeria can’t afford UN’s ratio of one doctor per 600 patients — Ngige

Agency Report The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said that as a developing country, Nigeria was unlikely to meet the recommendation of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation’s ratio of one doctor to 600 patients. Ngige said this at the two-day quarterly meeting of[Read More…]

Strike: Doctors sleeping on their rights until COVID-19 pandemic — Ngige

Agency Report The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has stated that the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) were “sleeping on their rights until COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year”. The minister however has pledged to do everything possible to end the ongoing nationwide strike by the[Read More…]

Chris Ngige says Nigerians want to ‘ride Buhari to death’

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige says Nigerians have stretched the president. Muhammadu Buhari beyond his limits. The Minister said this on Monday night in an interview aired on Channels Television. According to him, President Buhari has ‘toletated so much’ and other leaders will not condone the[Read More…]

Petrol Price Increase: Labour Leaders walk out of talks with FG, says government is insincere

Organised Labour Leaders in Nigeria walked out on the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and other Federal Government’s representatives during a meeting at the Presidential Villa on Sunday night over the recent fuel price hike. NewsWireNGR gathered that at the meeting, Trade Union Congress President Quadri Olaleye said[Read More…]

Ngige and his team have no intention of ending the ongoing strike this year – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have reacted to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige’s claim that the Federal Government cannot afford the conservative N110 billion for revitalization of the universities in the country. ASUU’s Lagos Zonal Coordinator, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, in a statement on Sunday,[Read More…]

Doctors’ Strike: Federal Government approves N8.9 billion for June COVID-19 hazard allowance

The Nigerian government has approved additional N8.9 billion to pay up the large chunk of the June 2020 COVID-19 allowance to all Medical Health Workers in the country. Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment disclosed this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the end[Read More…]

COVID-19: The Federal government has spent N15.8 Billion on hazard allowances – Ngige

The Federal Government says it has so far spent N15.8 billion on hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals and medical centres in the country. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at a meeting with  the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) leadership on[Read More…]

Ngige threatens legal action against house member over NSITF comments

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has threatened legal action against a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke. Mr Ngige issued the threat on Tuesday during the hearing of the Adhoc Committee of the House which is investigating an alleged breach of a presidential directive[Read More…]