Four Ministers Named On National Minimum Wage Committee – Ngige
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has announced that the National Minimum Wage Committee on the government’s side had been constituted with four ministers as members.
Although he said the chairman had been nominated, Ngige said the nominee would only be unveiled after all members of the committee had been named.
He added that the government was still expecting nominees from the private sector. This is responsible for the delay in the announcement.
Ngige said, “The National Minimum Wage committee on the government’s side is ready.
“We have on the government’s side four ministers – ministers of Labour and Employment; Finance; and Budget and Planning. I can’t remember the last one now but we have our team ready.
“We also have the Head of Service of the Federation and the acting Secretary to the Government (of the Federation) on the government’s team. The chairman will be unveiled when we have full component of the committee.
“The aspect that is delaying us from inaugurating the committee is the organised private sector. The organised private sector has eight representatives of which Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has four nominations; we have not got their nominations.
“The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has two nominations; its nominations just came in yesterday.
“Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises has one; it has not sent in its nomination.
‘‘The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industy, Mines and Agriculture has not sent in its nominations. So we are waiting for these nominations. ‘‘When they come in, the government will nominate the chairman and inaugurate the committee.”
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