Ngige moves to resolve NPC Workers, DG Crisis

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Abuja – Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Productivity may have waded into the crisis rocking the National Population Commission (NPC) over the reappointment of Ismaila Ghanji Bello, as director general of the commission.

Protesting civil service union had on Tuesday sealed up the offices of the agency vowing not to allow Bello return there after what they claimed was a disastrous first four-year-term.

President Muhammadu Buhari had recently reappointed Bello for a second tenure.

The angry workers had last week locked up the DG in his office for hours before embarking on a total shut down of all operations at its headquarters.

But president of the union, Rita Agaba, Wednesday disclosed that Dr Ngige had summoned a meeting of all stakeholders for 3 p.m. to address issues raised by the union.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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