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We don’t want NSITF to die like NERFUND- Ngige replies NLC, Ayuba



The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Monday took a swipe at Labour leadership for insisting on a particular individual as the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, saying that the government was mindful of who should head the agency so that it does not die like the National Economic Reconstruction Fund, NERFUND.

Ngige, who has come under severe criticism by labour leaders for not inaugurating Frank Kokori as the chairman of the NSITF on April 18, 2019, said that the ex-NUPENG chief was never nominated by him as stipulated by the fund’s establishment Act to head the agency.

The minister also knocked the Ayuba-led NLC for hauling attacks at him over the botched inauguration and for insinuating that he was running the NSITF as a sole administrator, insisting that his only interest in the agency was to ensure that it continues to discharge its mandate to Nigerian workers and employers of labour.

Read more: The Vanguard April 30, 2019

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