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Friday, 15 December 2017

FG will increase workers’ salaries next year - Labour minister assures

FG will increase workers’ salaries next year - Labour minister assures

- The minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has promised Nigerian workers pay rise next year

- He said various committees are already working on it

- He promised that the minimum wage under Buhari would be imppresive

The minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has assured Nigerian workers of salary increase next year.

The labour minister stated this on Tuesday, December 12, in Awka, the Anambra state capital, Punch reports.

We gathered that Ngige said the various committees handling the minimum wage issue were working to arrive at something.

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The minister acknowledged that “minimum wage is a constitutional issue and is in the exclusive list”.

He promised that the Buhari-led government’s minimum wage would be better than those of the previous administrations.

He said: “The Nigerian workers are entitled to a review of their pay under the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The various committees handling this matter are all working hard to realise the objective. Some are at the final stages of their work.”

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Ngige also noted that the new minimum wage would be enforceable by workers in both private and public sectors.

We previously reported President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, on Tuesday, December 12, in Abuja called for a realistic housing scheme that would enable workers afford houses in the country.

Wabba made the call at a two-day public hearing organised by House of Representatives Committee on Housing.

The hearing was sequel to the adoption of a motion on “the need for stakeholders to ensure full compliance with the National Housing Fund (NHF) Act for effective housing delivery in Nigeria’’.

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