BREAKING: Senate asks Buhari to rescind decision sacking Argungu as NDE DG

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The Senate on Thursday urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to rescind the presidential directive, sacking Dr Nasiru Argungu, as the substantive Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment.

The resolution of the Senate followed a point of order raised on the floor by the Senator representing Jigawa East Senatorial District, Ibrahim Hadejia.

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The Senate also urged Buhari to probe the frosty relationship between Argungu and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Kayamo (SAN).

The red chamber argued that the removal of Argungu could delay the take-off of the Federal Government programme aimed at providing jobs for 774, 000 jobs.

The presidency had last week announced the sacking of Lawan as DG, NDE.

Argungu was relieved of his post in a memo issued last week Friday, December 4, 2020, taking effect from Monday, December 7.

The Federal Government also on Wednesday appointed Abubakar Fikpo as the acting Director-General of the NDE

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