PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI APPOINTS ABUBAKAR FIKPO AS ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT
Written by wave FM on January 18, 2021
President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has approved the appointment of ABUBAKAR FIKPO as the acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment pending the appointment of a substantive DG.
The presidential approval was contrary to the position of the Senate which on December 10, 2020, urged President BUHARI to cancel the presidential directive sacking Doctor NASIRU ARGUNGU, as the NDE DG.
BUHARI had directed the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, FESTUS KEYAMO, to nominate an acting DG for the agency after sacking ARGUNGU last year.
This was in the wake of the controversy that trailed the Federal Government’s planned 774,000 jobs.