Ngige pledges improved conditions for civil servants

MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige

MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige

EMEKA OKONKWO 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has assured civil servants of improved conditions of service.

Speaking in Abuja, he said this would continue being paramount to the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Since civil service is the engine room of policy formulation and  implementation, government is therefore poised to ensure pleasant
conditions of service for civil servants,” said Ngige.

He made the remarks in his office when the Joint In-House Unions of his  ministry, led by its Chairman, Tommy Etim Okon, came to brief the minister  as one of the critical stakeholders in the development and achievement of  the cardinal objectives of the portfolio.

He added the welfare packages and other entitlements like repatriation, 28 days in lieu of hotel accommodation, transportation and other benefits of  staff including all entitlements of both retired and officers who died in  the active service would be settled accordingly.

Earlier, Okon said the unions over the years had continually maintained  cordial and symbiotic relationship with the management, especially in the areas of staff welfare.

“In our efforts to appreciate and encourage our members to be more  productive, we instituted a reward system to create healthy competition  amongst workers,” said Okon.

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