NLC Plans Major Protest, Set To Shake The Entire Federal Government

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its members to prepare for a national protest against the current minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, and members of his family, The Cable reports.



The labour union said the protest will hold in Abuja on Monday to express displeasure over the alleged use of thugs on its members who were on a peaceful demonstration to the residence of the minister.



NLC had accused Ngige of sponsoring an attack on protesters who had picketed his Abuja residence.

They had been protesting an alleged exclusion of a member of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) from the board. Ngige had initially refused to inaugurate the NSITF board following allegations of “monumental fraud”.



Addressing journalists after a central working committee meeting on Thursday, Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said Ngige has no right to change the appointment made by the president on the basis that he never recommended Frank Kokori to head the NSITF board.



“He is not fit to be a minister. He has no reason to be called the minister of labour. He is a lord of his own and therefore instead of protecting us, he is against us. Therefore we have nothing to do with him under the circumstance,” he said.