Nigerian workers might soon have something to cheer about if promises made by the minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige are anything to go by.
While speaking in Awka, Anambra state over the weekend, Ngige said the new minimum wage being considered by the Federal Government of which a committee has been set up will speed up the process of implementing an enhanced minimum wage for workers.
Ngige who hinted that the National Tripartite Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari has swung into action would likely conclude all arrangement about the minimum wage in the third quarter of 2018.
“President Buhari is monitoring it strictly, and I am monitoring it too. I wear a double cap as minister of labour, who is the regulator and also as the deputy chairman of the committee.
“We had our inaugural meeting on 14th December and we did a frame work for our work. We will finish our job before the third quarters of this year, but we may finish earlier,” he added.