The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday, July 29, rejected the nomination of Chris Ngige, a former minister of labour – Peter Ozo-Eson begged President Muhammadu to give the Ngige another post entirely different from his former port folio – NLC said to return Ngige to be the minister of labour is asking for trouble, saying he does not understand how the ministry works With the nomination of the former governor of Anambra state, Chris Ngige, by President Muhammadu Buhari as one of his ministers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Monday, July 29,2019 frowned at his appointment, saying that there would be crisis if Ngige is returned as minister of labour. Disclosing this in an interview, the secretary of the organisation, Peter Ozo-Eson, begged Buhari to give Ngige a new portfolio in the next cabinet, noting that Ngige is unfit to handle the post, Vanguard reports.
In his words: “We think that government will be looking for problem if Ngige is returned to the Ministry of Labour and Productivity as minister, because he does not understand how the place works and his own approach will create an unnecessary industrial crisis. “If the government is properly advised, it should look for where to put him. Ngige is a square peg in a round hole in the ministry.”
Meanwhile, NLC asked workers in the country’s airports and those in the 163 countries that are members of the International Trade Union confederation to help the body ridicule Chris Ngige, the labour minister.
The NLC asked that the minister be ridiculed for allegedly inviting thugs to beat up workers who were on what it called a lawful protest to Ngige’s house. the decision of the labour congress was reached after its Central Working Committee meeting in the evening of Thursday, May 9,2019 as the organisation demanded for an unreserved apology from Ngige over the beating of its members.