Osinbajo to preside over minimum wage meeting Tuesday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo next week Tuesday will preside over the Economic Management Team (EMT) meeting to resolving the minimum wage issue.

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, disclosed this at the end of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the chairman of the negotiation committee, Ms Amma Pepple yesterday.

Ngige said:  “Next week we have an economic management team meeting on Tuesday, specially dedicated to the issue of national minimum wage to be chaired by the Vice President. For anybody to say that this government is stalling or playing games will be uncharitable, because, we have done what we are supposed to do.

“We have the interest of workers at heart, we have not retrenched anybody, there is no embargo on employment, there is no embargo on promotions, we are paying backlog of promotional arrears, we are backing backlog of transfers and repatriation and the rest of them and we are giving them houses under FISH and the rest of them.

“So this government is a labour friendly government and we must put smiles on their faces before the next election…we are labour activists we don’t want to turn our backs on them.” he said

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