The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has failed to inaugurate the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) board within the time-frame set by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), had issued a circular directing all the ministers to inaugurate boards of agencies and parastatals of government.
However, Ngige defied this order and inaugurate only the boards of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), the National Productivity Centre and Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies (MINILS) on Thursday.
The minister said the board of NSITF would not be inaugurated until a nine-man panel of inquiry he instituted on February 15, 2018 submits its report.
Meanwhile, the perceived disregard to the directive of the President did gone down well with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said in Abuja on Tuhrsday that the action of the minister was a clear disregard to the directive of the President that the boards of all the parastatals must be inaugurated on or before Friday, March 9, 2018.