Buhari Fires NDE DG, Argungu

Buhari Fires NDE DG, Argungu

 

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment, Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu.

This was contained in a press statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday.

The statement quoted Buhari as directing the Supervising Minister of the Agency, the Hon Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has been directed to nominate an Acting DG from amongst the most Senior Directors based on competencies and seniority to take over from Dr. Argungu until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by Mr. President, the statement added.

According to Shehu, the directive was given on Friday, December 4, and was to take effect from Monday, December 7.

It read in part, “President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu from the position of the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment. The directive which was given on Friday, the 4th of December, 2020, is to be effective from Monday, December 7th, 2020.

“Meanwhile, the Supervising Minister of the Agency, the Hon Minister of State, Labour and Employment, has been directed to nominate an Acting DG from amongst the most Senior Directors based on competencies and seniority to take over from Dr. Argungu until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by Mr. President.”

No specific reason was given in the statement for the President’s decision.