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NLC and Ngige end their rift

The rift between the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) and the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, is be over.

An indication of this was a congratulatory letter on Monday sent to the minister for his re-election.

The letter was signed by the Chairman of NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba.

Wabba said that the re-election of Ngige was a testament to the trust that President Muhammadu Buhari placed in him.

He called Ngige to direct the affairs of the ministry towards the elevation of Nigerians from poverty, indignation and indecent working conditions.

“On behalf of my family and the NLC, I wish to congratulate you on your recent appointment by Mr. President as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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“And your subsequent designation as the Minister of Labour and Employment,” he said.

Wabba said it was the NLC’s expectation that the minister would use the opportunity of his reappointment to promote and advance tripartism.

The NLC president also called on the minister to embrace social dialogue, decent work conditions and harmonious industrial relations in Nigeria.

Wabba further wished Ngige a very successful tenure.

NLC had warned Buhari not to return Ngige as the Minister.

They accused him of deliberate delay in inaugurating the board of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund for years, exclusion of Frank Kokori as the chairman of the board, among others.