The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has taken a swipe at the minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, describing the former Anambra governor as “Nigeria’s most dishonest and deceitful minister” in history.
The vitriol hurled on Ngige was contained in NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabara’s speech at this year’s Workers’ Day celebration in Abuja on Wednesday.
Wabara hit out at the minister while calling on him to immediately inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) with Chief Frank Kokori as chairman or face the workers’ wrath.
He said: “We have tolerated Ngige and his antics long enough. From this May Day, we will thenceforth not allow him to toy with the funds of NSITF which are contributions bon behalf of the toiling workers of Nigeria in the private sector.
“In all our years of dealing with Ministers of the Federal Republic, we have never come across one as dishonest and deceitful as Dr. Ngige.
“From our account of what has transpired since 2017, it is very obvious that the Minister has been bent on manipulating the situation and bring up one deceit or the other to enable him remain the sole manager of NSITF as long as he remain Minister of Labour and Employment”
The NLC President while speaking, said Ngige deliberately absented himself from the event to avoid humiliation by the workers.