Ngige vs Faleke:House Of Reps Urge Buhari To Reinstate NSITF Management

The House of Representatives yesterday as part of its recommendations urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reinstate the management of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Frund, NSITF, placed on suspension by minister of labour, Dr. Chris Ngige over corruption allegations.

The house maintains that Ngige did not follow due process in sacking the NSITF management team.

The office of the secretary to the Government of Federation, SGF, had in a memo admonished ministers to always follow laid down due process in dealing with the management of parastatals they superintend in case of any infraction.

The process is that the Minister will bring to the notice of the infraction committed to the president before any action will be taken.

It will be recalled that Ngige unilaterally suspended the management of the NSITF without following the due process. This has led to allegations and counter allegations. While Ngige Accused the management of awarding N4.3billion contract and other frivolous spending in a day, the board said Ngige padded the 2020 budget of NSITF with N1.2billion and five SUVs. They also accused Ngige of approving the insurance company recommended by his wife to the tune of N100million for a project without their input.

Ngige had boasted during the public hearing while throwing tantrums at Hon. Abiodun Faleke that he’s a colleague of his (Faleke’s mentor) referring to the former governor of Lagos state, Senator Bola Tinubu.

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