774,000 JOBS CONTROVERSY: Keyamo Replaces Sacked NDE D.G, Appoints Fikpo as Acting


Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has directed Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo to take over as the Acting Director General of the National Directorate of Employment, NDE.

The directive, which takes effect from Monday, 7 December, 2020, authorises Fikpo to take over the administration of the Agency in acting capacity pending ratification by the President.

A statement by deputy director press, Charlse Akpan noted that the appointment is contained In a letter to Fikpo dated December 08, 2020 .

The Minister also directed Fikpo to ensure a proper handover to him by Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu of all government properties in his possession.

The President had earlier directed the Minister of State for Labour and Employment to propose an Acting Director-General from among the Senior Directors of NDE based on competence and seniority to take over from Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu pending the appointment of a substantive holder of that post.

President Muhammadu Buhari Sacked Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu as Director General of NDE this in circumstances which may not be unconnected with the running battle between Keyamo and the erstwhile D.G follow slots allocation in the 774,000 public works jobs.


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