Ngige Lied About New Minimum Wage – Organised Labour

Ngige Lied About New Minimum Wage – Organised Labour

The organized labour has accused the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, of lying concerning the new minimum wage yesterday.

The Minister had said yesterday after a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday that the tripartite committee was yet to reach a resolution about a particular figure.

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Labour said the minister lied, insisting that it is rather unfortunate and sad that Ngige could make those statements to Nigerians.

A joint statement to this effect was issued by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba; the President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama, and the United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero.

The Organised Labour said the Tripartite committee actually reached a conclusion after its work and adopted a specific figure through a motion that was moved, seconded and adopted at the meeting.

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The statement reads, “The Tripartite Committee concluded its work, adopted a figure through a formal motion moved, seconded and adopted In the absence of any counter motion.

“Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige claiming that no amount has been agreed by the Tripartite Committee recommendation to government. The report Further claimed that the Minister said that government was still negotiating with Labour. It is rather unfortunate and sad if Indeed, the Minister made those statements.

“For the avoidance of doubt, organised labour representatives Wish to state unequivocally that the Tripartite Committee concluded is work, adopted a figure through a formal motion moved, seconded and adopted in the absence of any counter motion.

“This was after a thorough debate of a report from the subcommittee figure, chaired by Senator Ngige himself which presented four scenarios for consideration.

“The subcommittee worked on the basis of a figure proposed by the Federal Government, figures proposed by a number of state government: as well as proposals submitted by the Organised Private Sector and Organised Labour.

“The Committee formally adjourned its sitting with a decision that a date will be communicated to members for the signing of the report and submission of same to Mr President.

“Organised Labour, therefore frowns at the manipulation and bending of facts in an attempt to delay or derail the processes needed to promulgate a new National Minimum Wage.

“We call on the government to take immediate necessary steps to ensure the enactment of a new National Minimum Wage as we cannot guarantee Industrial peace and harmony”.

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