Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday began its protest against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, over the attack on its members by persons suspected to be hired thugs.
The suspected thugs had attacked protesting workers when they picketed Ngige’s Abuja residence.
Ngige has repeatedly denied launching thugs at the workers.
The protest, however, began 9am on Monday from the Labour house.
After NLC’s Central Working Committee met last Thursday, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, announced that it would embark on national day of protest against Ngige whom they claim was no longer fit to head the ministry.
Wabba had said the protest would not be connected to the
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board but against the minister’s alleged action.
NLC had wanted Frank Kokori to head the NSITF board as initially appointed by the President but it did not receive the blessing of the minister.