The Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who had his house blocked by protesting members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has made a disclosure that he is along with his neighbour, considering to sue the organized labour group group.
He revealed this as he spoke with State House correspondents on Thursday, May 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Labour Minister said that the blockade of his residence was an infringement on his fundamental human rights and that of his household, as they were all traumatized.
Ngige who denied that an alleged attack was carried out on NLC members at his house, further made a revelation that they arrived at his resident at 4:30 am in the morning. He further said that when they were accosted by security operatives, it was discovered that it was the president of the NLC himself who had come physically with two tankers, one laden with petrol and one half-full.
The minister said that immediately he made contact with the FCT commissioner of police and the director of SSS as well the FRSC to see if they could remove the tanker. Ngige told men of the press that his findings showed that the NLC members were attacked by the thugs whom they had hired, over some disagreements.
“They put one at the gate of my house and put the other one at the gate of the other house which happens to be that of my neighbour. People in that compound were traumatised; some of the cooks and policemen who have quarters were traumatised,” he said adding: “Even my neighbours, the husband and wife and their children could not do their business yesterday. My neighbour said they would take legal action; me also. It is an actionable thing; illegal actions are actionable. Nobody is above the law,’’ he said.
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