What Tinubu Should Do for ‘Hardcore Civil Servants’ Immediately After Swearing In, Ngige Reveals

What Tinubu Should Do for ‘Hardcore Civil Servants’ Immediately After Swearing In, Ngige Reveals

  • Nigeria's president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has gotten a fresh task, a few weeks before the Monday, May 29 handover
  • The minister of labour, Chris Ngige, urged Tinubu to review the minimum wage immediately after the inauguration in May
  • The former Anambra governor further revealed that Buhari's administration approved pay rise for civil servants

The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed one major task the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, must embark on when he assumes office.

Ngige, on Wednesday, March 29, said the incoming administration of Tinubu should start discussions on a review of the minimum wage currently obtainable in Nigeria immediately after its inauguration on Monday, May 29.

Bola Tinubu, Chris Ngige, N30,000 Minimum Wage
Ngige urged Tinubu to review the N30,000 minimum wage immediately after swearing in on May 29, 2023. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chris Ngige
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"Review minimum wage", Ngige tells Tinubu

The minister said the next government should come up with a new minimum wage higher than the current N30,000, Channels TV reported.

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He also said the outgoing administration of President Muhammadu Buhari approved the pay raise for “hardcore civil servants”, effective January 1, 2023, noting there is a provision for it in the 2023 budget, a report by The Punch further confirmed.

APC, PDP react as DSS identifies plotters of interim government

Meanwhile, the presidential campaign councils of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have challenged the Department of State Services after its latest warning to misguided politicians.

The parties urged the DSS to get tough with the plotters of the interim national government.

In separate interviews with The Punch on Wednesday, March 29, in Abuja, the councils said the push for the interim government was unconstitutional, adding that the plotters should be identified (named) and arrested.

Presidency: Anambra APC sends strong message to Tinubu on his 71st birthday

The Anambra state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) called on the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to consolidate the gains of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, so his government would benefit the people of Nigeria.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, noted that this was contained in a message issued in Awka on Wednesday, March 29, by the state publicity secretary of the party, Okelo Madukaife, to congratulate Tinubu on his 71st birthday anniversary.

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