The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, to use the opportunity of his reappointment to promote social dialogue and tripartism in the place of work.
In a congratulatory letter to the Minister signed by its President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, also asked the Minister to see his appointment as a clarion call to help in promoting decent work conditions and harmonious industrial relations in Nigeria.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director (Press) in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, quoted Wabba as saying that Ngige’s re-appointment speaks volume of the confidence President Buhari reposes on him to steer the affairs of the Ministry towards the upliftment of Nigerians from poverty, indignity and indecent work conditions.
Wabba said, “On behalf of my family and the Nigerian Labour Congress , I wish to congratulate you on your recent appointment by Mr. President as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and your subsequent designation as the Minister of Labour and Employment.”
“Your appointment speaks volume of the confidence that Mr. President reposes on you to steer the affairs of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment towards the upliftment of the masses of our people from poverty, indignity and indecent work.”
“It is our expectation that you will use the rare opportunity of your re-appointment to promote and advance tripartism, social dialogue, decent work conditions and harmonious industrial relations in Nigeria.
Wabba further wished Sen. Ngige a very successful tenure.
It could be recalled that the Minister had a running battle with the NLC in his last days in office as Minister in his first term.