Buhari lines up committees for new minimum wage, Alex Ekwueme's burial

By Editor on 24/11/2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage.

The Committee will be inaugurated on Monday at the Council Chambers, Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sate House, Abuja.

The committee is made up of persons from the public sector, (Federal and State Governments) and the private sector, made up of the largest private employer group, as well as the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).

Other members include the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME).

A statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press, Ministry of Labour and Employment stated that a former Minister of Lands and Housing, Ama Pepple, is to serve as Chairman of the Tripartite National Other members include the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who is to serve as Deputy Chairman, Chief Richard Egbule, (Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission) will serve as Secretary.

Members are the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Udo Udo Udoma, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred E. Oyo – Ita and Dr. Roy Ugo Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Members from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) are Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State (South West), Governor Rochas Okorocha, Imo State (Souh East) Governor Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State (South East), Governor Nyesom Wike, Rivers State (South South).

Governor Simon Lalong, Plateau State (North Central), Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi State (North West)and A. B. Okauru, DG, NG who is an Observer.

From the labour are the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, Comrade Peters Adeyemi, Comrade Kiri Mohammed, Comrade Amechi Asugwuni, and Comrade Peter Ozo-Eson.

From the Trade Union Congress are Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama who is the President, TUC, Comrade Sunday Olusoji Salake, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawa, Comrade Igwe Achese, President, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

From the Employers’ side are Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo, Director General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) Mr. Timothy Olawale, Mr. Chuma Nwankwo, Mrs. Olubunmi Adekoje, Director General, Federation oji Ahmed Ladan Gobi, Chairman, Kaduna East Branch, Manufacturers’ Association (MAN), Otunba Francis Oluwagbenre, Hajia Muheeba Dankaka, President, Kano Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Prince Degun Agboade, President, Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME).

Meanwhile, a national burial committee headed by Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), for the burial of late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme has been emerged.

Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of National Economic Council, NEC.

The meeting was presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Akande said Mustapha revealed this information to members at the NEC meeting.

According to the presidential aide, the committee is being chaired by Mustapha while Anambra State government and Ekwueme family will be fully involved in the burial activities.

Mr. Osinbajo together with all members of NEC signed the Ekwueme condolence registerwhich was opened in the Presidential Villa this week.

 

Source Whirlwindnews

Posted on November, 24 2017

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