Chris Ngige

Ngige drops presidential ambition, continues as minister

Ngige drops presidential ambition, continues as minister

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has withdrawn his presidential ambition and would continue as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. The former Anambra State governor announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race via a statement titled, ‘Withdrawal of my presidential ambition’ released on Friday evening. The Minister said his decision to withdraw from the race has been communicated to the President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). What the minister is saying Ngige said, “On Tuesday, 19th April 2022, publicly declared my interest to contest for the office of the President of the Federal…
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FG increases hazard allowance from N5,000 to N40,000 for doctors, N34,000 for others

FG increases hazard allowance from N5,000 to N40,000 for doctors, N34,000 for others

The Federal Government has increased the hazard allowance for medical doctors and health workers in the country. It was gathered that while the government increased the allowance for doctors from N5,000 to between N32,000 and N40,000; other health workers like nurses, laboratory workers among others had theirs reviewed to between N15,000 and N34,000. This was contained in a circular with reference number SWC/S/04/S.218/11/406 dated December 22, 2021, and signed by the Executive Chairman of the National Salaries, Wages, and Income Commission. The circular read in part, “Concerning the review of the hazard allowance applicable to health workers in the services…
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Rising unemployment can wipe out Nigeria, elite unsafe –   Ngige

Rising unemployment can wipe out Nigeria, elite unsafe – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, has said the rising rate of unemployment portends danger for the country. He attributed this problem bedevilling the nation to lack of education, warning that if not tackled the country might be “completely wiped out.” The minister said this at the inaugural partnership economy summit organised by the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in Abuja. The summit was tagged, ‘Translating Sustainable Development Goals to local businesses in Nigeria.’ Ngige said, “We are in trouble as a country. We are in trouble and anybody who tells you he doesn’t know we…
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