Federal Govt Plans To Increase Workers Salary, Force Private Sector To Follow Suit —Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige

LABOUR and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige has said that the federal government is considering pay increase for workers in the country.

Ngige, who spoke in Awka said it is one of the packages of President Muhammadu Buhari administration in improve the living standard of Nigerian workers.

He also said that private sector workers would also be made to increase the salaries of their workers, adding that a committee would be set up to work out the details.

According to him, labour would be actively involved in working out details of the programme.

Ngige described the ongoing N-Power employment programme as one of the cardinal programmes of the present administration, adding that under the programme which would last for two years, the beneficiaries would receive monthly salaries of N30000 and would be posted to the country’s primary schools to teach.

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He said that 5000 persons with disabilities would be involved in the federal government’s conditional cash transfers, while one million youths would be employed in the next 12 months, all in a bid to reduce unemployment in the country.

Similarly, he said, government would train about 200000 youths under the N- Build programme for skills acquisition programme and they would later be settled to start their own businesses, explaining that applications for the programme were already being processed.

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