The House of Representatives members on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reinstate the sacked Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Nasir Argungu.
AllNews gathered that the lawmakers made the call while adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by Olajide Olatunbosun, representative of the Atisbo/SakiEast/Saki West Federal Constituency of Oyo State.
The motion focussed on the 774,000 temporary jobs to be created in public works initiated by the Buhari administration. The jobs led to a disagreement between the lawmakers and the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo.
The lawmakers condemned the sack of the DG whom they described as a man that stood up for the right thing to be done.
AllNews had reported that President Buhari had last week, through his spokesperson, announced Nasir Argungu’s sack. Although, no reason was given for the sack and the directive was meant to take effect from Monday, December 7.
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Keyamo was directed to nominate an Acting DG from amongst the most-senior directors based on competencies and seniority to take over from Argungu until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by the president.
The Senate had also urged the president to reconsider and rescind his decision on the sack of the DG.