Labour in its resolution read by the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Ayuba Wabba directed workers to attack the Labour Minister and any member of his family anywhere they were sighted.
Briefing journalists at the Labour House, the organized said that instruction had been given to workers at airports to attack Ngige and members of his family when sighted, adding that the Minister had been reported to national and international Labour organizations.
Wabba said that Labour was mobilized for a national protest that will take place in Abuja on Monday next week,
“We are coming prepared for him. The fundamental right of people to protest and assemble is sacrosanct. The Minister tried to undermine the rights of workers. His son attacked the workers.
”Anywhere and everywhere himself or members of his family is seen by workers, even at the airport where we have our workers, he should be attacked.
”We have formally reported to security agencies and given them the Police and the DSS.”
But briefing State House correspondents Dr. Ngige said he will not be blackmailed by the NLC, insistence that ex-labour leader, Frank Kokori, be allowed to head the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
He has therefore said there will be no further distractions on the NSITF board as a new date was going to be fixed immediately for inauguration.
” Ngige accused the Nigeria Labour Congress President, Ayuba Wabba of equating himself to President Muhammadu Buhari because he answers president of NLC, and sees the NLC as the secondary arm of government.
According to him, the provisions of section 4(a) of the NSITF Act is very clear on the sole responsibility of the Minister of Labour and Employment to nominate a neutral, fit and proper person for the approval of the president for the Chairmanship of the board.
He added that Kokori was not nominated because he is not neutral.