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Ngige puts interest of workers first, says Buhari

•Felicitates with Labour Minister at 70

By Cross Udo
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on his 70th birthday, saying that he (Ngige) puts the interest of workers first, especially for their wages, salaries, and allowances.

While pouring encomium on the Minister, President Buhari rejoiced with the political leader on many strides and achievements, which include the impact on governance at both state and national levels.

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In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, the President noted: “the passion, zeal, and diligence that the minister brings into every responsibility, starting as a civil servant, with a distinguished record of work at National Assembly and State House Clinics, before venturing into politics in 1999, where he has served as party chieftain, governor and senator.”

He affirmed that “Ngige’s penchant for excellence drives his interest to always motivate and breed leaders, leaving a legacy of hard work in Anambra State as a governor, with landmark achievements in infrastructural development, inclusive governance that greatly inspired grassroots participation, and accountability that was dubbed, “Anambra people’s money working for the people’’.

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“As Minister of Labour, President Buhari acknowledges the foresight, sacrifice, and insight of Dr Ngige in labour laws, creating employment opportunities, stimulating a healthy working relationship between employers and employed, leading negotiations between unions and government, and putting the interest of workers first, especially for their wages, salaries, and allowances.”

President Buhari prayed for the well-being of the minister and his family.

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