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NLC Invasion On Minister’s Residence: Apologize To Me In Seven Days Or Face The Consequences – Ngige  



NLC Invasion On Minister’s Residence: Apologize To Me In Seven Days Or Face The Consequences – Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige


The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has calls on the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to apologize to him within seven days or face the consequences of invading his private residence in Abuja, the Minister made the call during a press conference.

According to the Minister, Senator Ngige, The thrust of today’s press conference by the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) Comrade Ayuba Waba is predictable.

Hence, we succinctly wish to respond that the sanctity of the provisions of section 37 of the 1999 constitution on the rights of all Nigerians to private life cannot be annulled by an inferior provisions of the Labour Act on picketing.

The Invasion and obstruction of the private residence of the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment, preventing him, his wife, children and families of his personal aides, quartered in the same compound and  throwing them into huge trauma, is illegal and inexcusable under the guise of unionism .

Worse, when Comrade Ayuba Waba, the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with ferocious looking drivers and thugs, invaded the house of the Hon. Minister by 4 o’clock  in the morning, blocking all the entrance with two 33, 000 liter-capacity tankers, fully laden with premium motor spirit, the NLC leader was certainly not picketing. His conduct is arson with a clear intention to cause maximum destruction.

Besides, it is important to remind the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) that it is outside the ambit of its powers to issue directives  to the Federal Government on how to carry out its responsibilities. Plans are on for the inauguration of the board of the NSITF, and it shall take place soonest.

The Hon. Minister is consulting on the appropriate legal actions against this illegality by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and is giving them seven days to tender unreserved apology or face the consequences.

Nwachukwu Obidiwe
Special Assistant, Media

Comrade Kelly Gilor is a graduate of Communication Management from Delta State university (Delsu), Abraka. He believes in Justice and Equity with Good Governance. He is an activist of the Niger Delta.

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