Suspension: Reps back NSITF Management, slam Ngige, Keyamo over illegalities

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Suspension: Reps back NSITF Management, slam Ngige

House called for the lifting of the suspension, asking the management of NSITF to shun Ngige’s directive

The Federal House of Representatives on Tuesday lambasted the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige; and the Minister of State, Festus Keyamo, over the suspension of the board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

The House particularly declared the suspension of the NSITF management by the minister illegal, accusing him of committing various illegalities through his office.

The House, at the day’s plenary, resolved to investigate the activities of Ngige, Keyamo, and the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, who also sacked the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, Marilyn Amobi, in a controversial circumstance.

The House set up an ad hoc committee to investigate “the procedural breaches of the presidential directives by both the Minister of Labour and Employment and his counterpart in Power, the alleged breach in procurement procedures by these agencies, and financial malpractices and malfeasance by these agencies.”

The panel is to report back to the House within one week.

In a motion moved by Hon Leke Abejide, which the lawmakers unanimously adopted, the House called for the lifting of the suspension, asking the management of NSITF to shun Ngige’s directive.

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