The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has explained reason Nigerian workers should be clapping for President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Ngige disclosed that Nigerian workers should be clapping for Buhari because the current administration has done well in the area of their welfare.
Speaking on Channels Television, the Minister maintained that the current government has managed the welfare of workers better than the previous government’s.
He said, “Many people will not remember very quickly. In the military government, at a time, there was an embargo on employment; even embargo on promotions.
“When people go, the vacancies are there and the monies are returned to the coffers of the government. We are not doing so and I thought Nigerian workers should be clapping for us for that.
“We are promoting them (workers) as we speak; we are replacing those who have left. In fact, when people leave on high grades, we do what is called suppression and get more (people) on the lower grades. The Presidency doesn’t want anybody to be laid off; this President.”
He stressed that Buhari was concerned about the plight of workers because he was once a soldier.