Group Ask Buhari To Give Deaf Ears To Opposition And Retain Ngige As Labour Minister
By Alvan Chinaka 5 days ago
THE Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria, FEPPPAN, have commended President Muhammedu Buhari, for nominating Senator Chris Ngige and Sharon Ikeazu, to be ministers in his second term administration.
FEPPPAN also said that it is the sole prerogative of the President to assign the nominees to any ministry he wishes, insisting that those kicking against Ngige returning to the Ministry of Labour and Employment where he served as a minister in the first tenure of the administration are doing so on personal interest.
President-General of FEPPPAN, Chief Temple Ubani, in a statement in Abuja, said: Nomination of Senator Chris Ngige and Sharon Ikeazu the former Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, is a good step in the right direction, and we thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his wisdom in nominating them. Senator Chris Ngige in particular, I have observed that nobody has faulted his reappointment in spite of some reports in the media saying that people are wailing about where he should be assigned to and where he should notRelated: Nnamdi Kanu's Sunday Broadcast Shakes The South East, N1m Bounty Placed On Schedule Of Igbo Governors And Leaders Travelling Abroad [Video] .
“The good thing is that President Buhari, in his good plan to better the lives of Nigerians knows who will serve well and deliver on their mandate. I think he considered Ngige capable to deliver, and it will not be out of point to say that Ngige was a perfect match for the politics and intrigues in the labour world. And he performed excellently even though some may have contrary opinion".
“For those that are saying he should not be assigned back to labour and employment ministry, it is a case of different folks and different strokes. Such statements are personal opinion which everyone is entitled to. In the first place there are some people who were saying that Mr President should not in the first place reappoint somebody like Senator Chris Ngige as a member of his cabinet. But that is simply someone trying to tell the president to serve personal interest".
“I think that people sometimes forget that there would always be clash of interest in human affairs. Not for personal interest, I doubt if anybody can specifically point out where Ngige went against Nigerian workers, because I am aware that he assiduously worked for the success of new minimum wage. But thank God Mr President is not a tool anybody can control as wish.