The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has assured Federal Civil Servants that Staff welfare and improved conditions of Service will continue to be paramount to the present Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Since civil service is the engine room of policy formulation and implementation, government is therefore poised to ensure pleasant conditions of service for civil servants”.
Ngige made the remarks in his office in Abuja while hosting the Joint In-House Unions of his Ministry led by its Chairman Comrade Tommy Etim Okon.
The Minister said capacity building will be accorded priority as the 2016 budget contains provisions for training and re-training programmes which is expected to improve the quality and the well being of the staff, adding that there shall always be good rewards and motivation for dedicated officers.
Speaking further, the Minister stressed that “welfare packages and other entitlements like repatriation, 28 days in lieu of hotel accommodation, transportation and other benefits of staff including all entitlements of both retired and officers who died in the active service will be settled accordingly.”