Labour Crisis Brews Over Refusal To Inaugurate Kokori As NSITF Chair

Trouble looms in the nation’s labour sector as Organised Labour is poised for serious action with the Ministry of Labour and Employment over the failure to inaugurate Comrade Frank Kokori as Chairman of the Board of the NSITF.


The planned inauguration of the Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) was aborted on Thursday as the Minister of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, refused to inaugurate the former General Secretary of NUPENG as Chairman of the Board.

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The event scheduled for 10.30am at the Minister’s conference room did not take place as the minister disappeared without giving reasons for the failed inauguration or why Kokori could not be chairman of the Board any longer.

The Nation gathered the Minister has announced another person as Board chairman, claiming to have a presidential directive to do so.
But Organised Labour vowed to resist any board not chaired by Kokori.

Although the inauguration was said to have been moved to another venue, our correspondent could not ascertain the veracity of the claim.