• FG to provide 490,000 jobs for Nigerians through ICT, says Ngige

    FG to provide 490,000 jobs for Nigerians through ICT, says Ngige

    Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment. has announced that the Federal Government will create about 490,000 jobs through its recently launched Smart Farmers ICT platform.

    He made the remark at the 30th Lagos International Trade Fair, with the theme: ”Positioning the Nigerian Economy for Diversification and Sustainable Growth,” over the weekend.

    Urging Nigerians to embrace positive change towards job creation in a bid to turn around Nigeria’s fortunes, Ngige stated that the government is determined to fight unemployment.

    The Minister […]

  • Amaechi, Ngige, Onu are Biafra problem – MASSOB/BIM

    Amaechi, Ngige, Onu are Biafra problem – MASSOB/BIM

    Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) yesterday criticised the Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Labour, Chris Ngige and Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, over their stand against the actualisation of Biafra Republic.

    The Biafra agitators said it was unfortunate that the three ministers who were supposed to be in forefront of the struggle were making it very difficult to realise the agenda.

    Delta North zonal leader of the group, Mr. Chinedu Amaefieobu, […]

  • FG ready to tackle unemployment, says Ngige

    FG ready to tackle unemployment, says Ngige

    Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government is committed to the reduction of graduate and non-graduate unemployment in the country.

    He said this in Calabar during the inauguration of a School-To-Work training programme for 150 secondary school pupils in Cross River State.

    Ngige said the programme, which would be managed by the National Directorate of Employment, was meant to equip the pupils with employability skills and engage them in meaningful activities during vacation

    According to him, the […]

  • Doctors are not to go on strike in any circumstance – Ngige

    Doctors are not to go on strike in any circumstance – Ngige

     

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has condemned the spate of strikes in the health sector, describing it as inimical to the oath of medical profession.

    Ngige said this at the opening of this year’s Annual General Meeting and scientific session of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), FCT Chapter, on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Making reference to the medical doctors, Ngige said incessant strike was against the oath they swore to when they were inducted into the profession.

    He added that […]

  • Why FG directed banks to halt workers retrenchment – Ngige explains

    Why FG directed banks to halt workers retrenchment – Ngige explains

    Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has explained the rationale for Federal Government’s recent directive to some commercial banks to halt the gale of retrenchment in the sector.

    He said the directive was based on damming petitions against the commercial banks from the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFE).

    According to Ngige,despite some observed shortcomings in the Treasury Single Account(TSA) policy of the government, many of the banks fell short of required standards on labour issues […]

  • FG to begin recruitment of 500,000 teachers July, says Ngige

    FG to begin recruitment of 500,000 teachers July, says Ngige

    Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said that recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the federal government and other employment programmes promised by the government will begin in July, 2016.

    While speaking at the 105th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the minister said the government will soon open a portal for interested Nigerians to apply, pointing out that qualified Nigerians will be screened, while those successful will be subjected to special training before being […]

  • NLC’s N56,000 minimum wage demand is legitimate, FG will come up with suitable response – Ngige assures

    NLC’s N56,000 minimum wage demand is legitimate, FG will come up with suitable response – Ngige assures

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has stated that the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, for an upward review of the national minimum wage is to be expected, adding that the federal government is carefully looking into it in order to come up with a suitable response.

    Ngige made this known yesterday while playing host to the executive members of the Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) in Abuja.

    The minister said, “The other day, […]

  • I never collected double emoluments, says Ngige

    I never collected double emoluments, says Ngige

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that he had never collected double emoluments since he had been elected into various political positions in the country.

    NGIGE, a former Senator from Anambra was also the Governor of the state 2003 to 2006.

    The minister said that he had to make the clarification following claims that some former governors received double emoluments in consonance with the policy of transparency and integrity of the current Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    He […]

  • Why Buhari will not sign the 2016 national budget into law yet  – Minister

    Why Buhari will not sign the 2016 national budget into law yet – Minister

    Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be in a hurry to sign the 2016 national budget into law until all grey areas and mistakes are sorted out and corrected by the National Assembly.

    The national assembly had a fortnight ago sent the passed 2016 appropriation bill to the President for his assent for it become law.

    But penultimate week, the President withheld assent even as accusations of removal of certain projects like […]

  • Why Buhari is seeking loans from foreign countries – Ngige explains

    Why Buhari is seeking loans from foreign countries – Ngige explains

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking loans from foreign countries.

    Ngige made the justification for Buhari’s loan request from foreign countries at a programme organised by the National Directorate of Employment in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

    According to the Minister, the alleged 16-years-loot of the treasury by the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had thrown Nigeria’s economy into a bad state, thereby pushing the President to […]

  • Revealed: Saraki Unveils Ministerial List, Lai Mohammed, Fashola, Ngige, Amaechi Are Listed

    Revealed: Saraki Unveils Ministerial List, Lai Mohammed, Fashola, Ngige, Amaechi Are Listed

    The Senate President, Bukola Saraki this morning during the Senate’s plenary session unveiled the names on the ministerial list sent in by President Buhari.

    Those on the list are: former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi, Chris Ngige, APC National publicity secretary Lai Mohammed, Senator Udo Udoma Udo, Abubakar Salami SAN, Ogbonna Onu, Aisha Alhassan, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, Kemi Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu, Solomon Dalong, Audu Ogbeh, Amina Ibrahim, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Suleiman Adamu,, Ibrahim Usman