Ngige not honest with Labour Unions- SSANU
By Olamide Fadoju
As reactions continue to trail the appointment of ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senior Staff Association Of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has described the return of Chris Ngige as the Minister of Labour and Productivity as “unfortunate.”
PRO, SSANU, University of Lagos Chapter, Comrade Anthony Eliagwu said this during an interview on the Morning Crossfire on Nigeria Info FM with Wemimo Adewuni and Sheriff Quadri.
Comrade Anthony expressed his displeasure with the Minister of Labour saying that he (Ngige) has been “unfriendly with the labour unions” and “his return to the ministry is most unfortunate because he has not done well.”
Furthermore, he stated that Ngige in his disposition has not been honest with the labour unions.
“The Minister of Labour is expected to listen, to be honest, and to do well in the interest of workers. But he is not doing that. He is dribbling the workers and the labour unions"
"That is why I say he is acting the script of the federal government and that is quite unwelcomed, unfortunate and not acceptable to the labour unions,” he said.
Meanwhile, regarding the ongoing warning strike by the SSANU and NASU (Non-Academic Staff Union) which should end on Friday, August 23, 2019, the PRO said there might be a "total strike" if the situation does not change.
“If this warning strike is over and the federal government is still not listening to the yearning and aspiration of workers, the workers will come to the roundtable with their union leaders, and a decision will be taken, and that decision will be for us to go on a total strike,” the SSANU PRO said.