President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, for his commitment to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.
According to the President, Dr, Ngige has continually been “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.”
In a birthday wish for the minister, who turns 70 today, August 8, the President, in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, acknowledged the foresight, sacrifice and insight of Dr. Ngige in labour laws.
He also acknowledged the minister’s penchant for excellence which drives his interest to always motivate and breed leaders, leaving a legacy of hard work in Anambra State as a governor.
The President recalled that Ngige, as governor, left 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.”
The President rejoiced with Ngige, who he described as “political leader” that had made many strides and achievements, including impactful governance at both state and national levels.
He said that Ngige brought a lot of passion, zeal and diligence into every responsibility, starting out as a civil servant, with 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.