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Ngige Boasts About His Governance Effects, Neglecting Settlement With ASUU That Remains Pathetically Dismal




The Oasis Reporters



April 22, 2022

 

Dr. Chris Ngige



Ever since Labour minister, Dr. Chris Ngige decided to plan towards mounting the soapbox for an elective position, questions are being asked about his never ending negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU that has yielded nothing positive.

 

 





Dr. Ngige would have to convince Pensioners who had accused him of nepotism and incompetence in August 2017 that the impact of any presidency headed by him would be salutary.



The non-payment of pensioners have become a re-occurring issue in government circles – successive governments have failed to address the issue once and for all – The present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not left out in the perennial problem as pensioners have decried the incompetence of his administration as Pensioners, under the aegis of Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has accused the minister of labour, Dr Chris Ngige of nepotism and incompetence.



Specifically, the NUP declared that Ngige was using his position to circumvent the trade union and pension laws to favour his kinsmen.


Briefing the press at the Labour House, Abuja, the chairman, Electricity Sector branch of the NUP, Mr Abel Olas Eikhor, accused the minister of directing the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorates (PTAD) to circumvent the law and pay union dues into the account of an individual who is not a member of the union.


The union stated that rather than address the issues of a petition written against a former chairman, Temple Ubani, the minister who should be conversant with the provisions of the law asked PTAD to pay check off dues deducted from the union members to Ubani even when Ubani was no longer a member of the union, having formed his own association. He pointed out that in total disregard to the provisions of the Trade Union Act, the minister has directed the PTAD to remit union dues of members of the union to the accounts of Chief Ubani.



“Mr President should save his prestige as well as that of Nigeria from an ineptitude that is associated with the office of the minister of labour and productivity.



“Technocrats who know what the ministry is all about should be shopped for immediate replacement of the medical Doctor that was appointed on compensation basis.




“Ngige should be relieved of his duties now to avert this ugly scenario that has consistently played out since he assumed office,” he said.  



Reno Omokri has given his views on the Minister’s intention to run for the office of the president.



 

 

 



As the nation continues to hear about declarations of intent, citizens would go on to proffer their views on each and every candidate.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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