NLC goes tough, takes over minister Ngige’s residence in Abuja

NLC goes tough, takes over minister Ngige’s residence in Abuja

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).

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NLC goes tough, takes over minister Ngige’s residence in Abuja

NLC pickets Ngige's home in Abuja Credit: TVC
Source: UGC

At the time of this report, it was yet to be known if the minister had addressed the concerns of the protesting labour union.

NLC goes tough, takes over minister Ngige’s residence in Abuja

Some of the protesters at the residence of Ngige Credit: TVC
Source: UGC

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.

NLC goes tough, takes over minister Ngige’s residence in Abuja

One of the trucks used to block the minister's residence Credit: TVC
Source: UGC

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was, however, present at the event to celebrate with Nigerian workers, even though Ngige did not show up.

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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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