Friday 20 November 2015

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige lists Federal Govt’s agenda in labour sector

Chris Ngige
Re-positioning the Ministry of Labour and Employment to meet the challenges of unemployment and maintaining industrial harmony in the labour sector is a major agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

A statement, in Abuja, by the ministry’s Deputy Director, Press, Mr Samuel Olowookere, said the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, made the remark when heads of departments in the ministry briefed him on their activities.

It said that the briefing, which also had in attendance, the Minister of State, Mr James Ocholi, was convened with a view to providing efficient labour administration in Nigeria.

According to the statement, the minister used the occasion to affirm the government’s readiness to work with labour unions and employers of labour to ensure peaceful industrial environment.
It quoted the minster as saying, “maintenance of industrial peace and harmony and job creation is a cardinal point of this administration.
“We will partner with organised labour unions and employers of labour to ensure the creation of decent employment for teeming Nigerian youths.”
Ngige, the statement said, pledged that the ministry would leverage on advancement in information and communication technology to resuscitate centres for job placement.

He said that the ministry would ensure the provision of social security to the vulnerable through the development of social security and ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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