Thursday, 12 November 2015

How Labour Minister Ngige Plans To Create Jobs For Nigerians

How Labour Minister Ngige Plans To Create Jobs For Nigerians

Chris Ngige has been an activist throughout his days in the public service. This probably justifies his recent appointment as minister of Labour and Employment.

Ngige who was the South East Zonal coordinator of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaign team, joined 35 other ministers to be inaugurated yesterday, November 11, in the council chambers of the Presidential Villa.

However, the road to ministry of Labour and Unemployment wasn’t as difficult as many predicted it will be for Ngige.

The former governor of Anambra after introducing himself and making his former colleagues laugh at the Senate was asked to take a bow and go during the ministerial screening exercise.

Shortly after his inauguration, Ngige swung immediately into action, when he arrived the ministry of Labour and employment yesterday.

While addressing management and staff of the Ministry on his assumption of duty, Ngige assured Nigerians of the readiness of the ministry to tackle the menace of unemployment in the country.

Chat212 brings you five key promises the newly appointed Labour and employment minister made at resumption of duty.

1. “Under my leadership, the ministry of labour and employment would work in partnership with the private sector to generate jobs through developmental focused labour laws.”

2. “We will be at the fore front of the battle to stop the scourge of unemployment in the country.”

3. “We must as a people put on our thinking caps so that we can chart the way forward for employment generation.”

4. “We are the catalysts, the change agent of the change era.”

5. “If we block leakages in our system, the country will be better because resources will be made available for economic growth of the nation.”


The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has been in existence (with different names) since 1939.

After Independence in 1960, the Ministry has grown steadily, renamed the Federal Ministry of Employment Labor and Productivity in 1979 and the Ministry of Labour in January 2007.