The Federal Government has pledged to improve the welfare of Nigerian workers as the country marked its 62nd independence.
Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this in a statement by his Media Office on Friday in Abuja.
Ngige assured workers that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would leave no stones unturned in ensuring an improved welfare for all workers, in the face of extant challenges that had eaten into the New National Minimum Wage.
According to him, the Federal Government is not unmindful of the runaway prices of goods and services and their deleterious consequences on salaries and wages.
He also added that, even while COVID-19 forced the entire world on bended knees and millions lost their jobs globally, the Federal Government shielded its workers.
He, therefore, commended the Nigerian workers operating under different unions for their immeasurable contributions to the sustenance of Nigeria’s independence.