Ngige assures Nigerian workers of speedy implementation of minimum wages
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has assured Nigerian workers of speedy implementation of an enhanced minimum wage.
He said the National Tripartite Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari has swung into action and would likely conclude all arrangement about the minimum wage in the third quarter of 2018.
Speaking to newsmen in Awka, at the weekend, the minister said Buhari attached great importance to the committee with a close supervision to it, assuring that the committee would come out with an acceptable minimum wage.
“President Buhari is monitoring it strictly, and I am monitoring it too. I wear a double cap as minister of labour, who is the regulator and also as the deputy chairman of the committee.
“We had our inaugural meeting on 14th December and we did a frame work for our work. We will finish our job before the third quarters of this year, but we may finish earlier,” he added.
On what Nigerians should expect as the minimum wage, Ngige declined to reveal what he had in mind, but promised to table it before the committee as well as back it up with productivity indices