Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will next Tuesday preside over the Economic Management Team (EMT) meeting to be dedicated to the issue towards resolving the minimum wage issue.
The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, stated this at the end of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the chairman of the negotiation committee, Ms Amma Pepple noting that they briefed President Buhari on Friday on the progress so far made by the committee.
“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”, said Ngige.
Also speaking on the issue a former Head of Service of the Federation Ama Pepple said the committee will submit its report before the month ends.
“Everything is on course but we need a definite figure from government and of course we have to carry the states along. So, we need those figures so that we can conclude on the figures we include in our report.” She said
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