The dispute between organised labour and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, over the replacement of Chief Frank Kokori as Chairman, Board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, deepened yesterday, after leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, directed workers to attack the minister and any member of his family anywhere they were sighted.
The NLC leaders said they had declared total war against the minister over the attack by suspected thugs on labour leaders and others during the picketing of his private residence in Abuja on Wednesday.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said labour had begun mobilising for a national protest to hold in Abuja on Monday to register its protest against the treatment meted out on them by the minister.
He said: “We are coming prepared for him. The fundamental right of people to protest and assemble is sacrosanct. The minister tried to undermine the rights of workers. His son attacked the workers. Read more