JUST IN: NSITF inauguration postponed indefinitely
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.
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 Frank Kokori could not be chairman of the Board any longer.
At about 11:40 a.m, when guests were seated, the Director of Human Resources in the ministry, Ajibola Ibrahim, came in to announce that the inauguration has been postponed indefinitely.
“The minister has sent me to inform you that the inauguration has been postponed indefinitely. He asked me to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
“As soon as a new date is fixed, it will be communicated,” he said.
It was gathered that 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, according to reports.