WHAT NGIGE SAID AS HE INAUGURATED NSITF BOARD AMID TIGHT SECURITY

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige (left), Chairman Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Comrade Austin Enajemo-Isire, member, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, and others during the inauguration of the board in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA • Wants culprits of agency’s N48 billion fraud unmasked • ASUU seeks mental tests for ministers, others The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, yesterday shrugged off protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which recently alleged attacks on its members, to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) amid tight security…

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NGIGE FINALLY INAUGURATES NSITF BOARD

The Minister of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige, inaugurates the Board of Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) under the Chairmanship of Chief Prince Austine Enejamo-Isire. Mr. Isire, is a chartered accountant, Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and renowned insurance expert, Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Insurance of Nigeria (CIIN). He is also a member of the chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) was approved by Mr. President for this position. Details later……

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NLC TO PROTEST AT NGIGE’S OFFICE TODAY

Barely few days after an attack by thugs suspected to have been sent by the minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige on protesting members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the union has vowed to stage a comeback against the minister on Monday. A circular sent to all the affiliated unions, signed by the President of NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba and obtained by our SaharaReporters said that the organised labour would picket the office of Ngige for undermining and disparaging the collective sensibilities of  Nigerian workers. The NLC accused…

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NSITF BOARD: FG ADAMANT, NAMES REAL PARASTATAL WHERE KOKORI WAS APPOINTED AS BOARD CHAIRMAN

• Buhari only approved him as chairman Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies (MINILS) • Details of Ngige’s row with NLC emerge There were strong indications yesterday that the Federal Government did not at any time nominate labour hero, Comrade Frank Kokori as chairman of the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). Labour and Employment Minister  Chris Ngige only recommended Kokori to head the Board of the Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies (MINILS), highly placed sources told The Nation yesterday. It was learnt that President Muhammadu…

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APC DARES NGIGE TO INAUGURATE KOKORI AS NSITF BOARD CHAIRMAN IF HIS HANDS ARE CLEAN

The Prophet Jones Erue-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has challenged Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, to inaugurate Chief Frank Kokori as NSITF board chairman without further delay if he has nothing sinister to conceal. Prophet Erue, in a statement signed on his behalf by Nick Ovuakporie, Director, Communications of the faction in Asaba, described Dr Ngige as treading a dishonourable path that is disgraceful and unbecoming of a minister. The factional chairman said that Ngige was putting up a “dishonourable show…

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NSITF BOARD: BUHARI BACKS NGIGE

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. Photo/Twitter/LabourMinNG • Urges Workers To Shun Protest • NECA Declines To Confirm Date • Labour To Campaign Against Minister In Geneva • NUPENG, NLC Demand Apology The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, may have had the last laugh over the inauguration of the Board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), as The Guardian learnt in Abuja last night that the Presidency had, indeed, given the minister the approval to install Austin Enajemo-Isire as the Chairman of the Board…

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SACK NGIGE NOW, LAWYER URGES BUHARI

By Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Former National Secretary of Labour Party, Dr. Kayode Ajulo has called for the sack of Labour and Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige for alleged humiliation of labour leaders and causing a national embarrassment which put Nigeria in bad light. This is as Ngige on Friday visited the National Hospital Abuja to sympathise with those that allegedly sustained injuries during picketing by organised labour at his private residence in Asokoro, Abuja. This is as the Chief Medical Director, CMD, of the hospital has debunked the report…

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NSITF, USE OF THUGS AGAINST PROTESTERS: NLC PROTESTS MONDAY

Wabara and Ngige The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will hold a one day national protest in Abuja on Monday following the attack on its members who were on a peaceful protest. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president said this at the end of an emergency meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the NLC on Thursday in Abuja. According to Wabba, the protest is against the action of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige who engaged thugs to disrupt workers’ peaceful protest on Wednesday. He, therefore, demanded…

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ABIOLA, ABACHA GHOSTS RISE AS LABOUR FIGHTS NGIGE FOR KOKORI

NLC President, Wabba • Nine injured as thugs, labour clash at Ngige’s residence • NLC vows to sustain protest over demand on NSITF board • I didn’t unleash attackers, says minister • Chairmanship of NSITF in contention • History of democracy at war with beneficiaries Memories of the struggle for Nigeria’s democracy, its nemesis, the late Gen. Sani Abacha and the martyrs who laid down their lives for the actualisation of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola’s June 12, 1993 mandate resonated yesterday as nine labour activists were severely injured while protesting…

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