The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday, May 8, blocked the residence of the country's labour and productivity minister, Chris Ngige, in the Asokoro area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The NLC took the action over the alleged failure of the minister to swear in Frank Kokori as the board chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
At the time of this report, it was yet to be known if the minister had addressed the concerns of the protesting labour union.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Chris Ngige was absent at the 2019 May Day celebration at the Eagles Square, Abuja, making it the first time in many years that a sitting labour minister would fail to identify with the nation’s labour movement during the celebration.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was, however, present at the event to celebrate with Nigerian workers, even though Ngige did not show up.
The minister’s relationship with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has been frosty of late, following Ngige’s treatment of the former general secretary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Union (NUPENG), Chief Frank Kokori.
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