The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, explained Nigerian workers should applaud the Federal Government (FG) because of its effort over improving the quality of life within the labour sector.
Addressing the organized labour via an interview with Channels TV, Ngige declared the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has prioritised the welfare of workers in the country, especially when compared to previous administrations.
The Minister said, “Many people will not remember very quickly. In the military government, at a time, there was an embargo on employment; even embargo on promotions.
“When people go, the vacancies are there and the monies are returned to the coffers of the government. We are not doing so and I thought Nigerian workers should be clapping for us for that.
“We are promoting them (workers) as we speak; we are replacing those who have left. In fact, when people leave on high grades, we do what is called suppression and get more (people) on the lower grades.
The Presidency doesn’t want anybody to be laid off; this President”.
Ngige also buttressed the fact the present administration has employed over 30,000 policemen and several thousands of workers into various establishment within the public service.
Watch the full interview below: