Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Ngige, vowed on Thursday never to allow a former labour leader, Mr Frank Kokori, to head the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund.
Kokori is the preferred choice of the Nigeria Labour Congress for the job, a development that has been a source of friction between Ngige and the NLC leadership lately.
The minister, who was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, stated that no matter the resort to “blackmail” by the NLC, he would not approve of Kokori because he (Kokori) was not a “proper” and “neutral” person to hold the office.
The minister stated that by the provision of Section 4(a) of the NSITF Act, the sole power to nominate a “neutral, fit and proper person for the approval of the President for the chairmanship of the board” lay with him (Ngige). Read more