President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Dr Nasiru Argungu of his position as the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
The presidential aide revealed that the president’s directive on the sacking of Argungu was issued on Friday, but effective from Monday, December 7.
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Meanwhile, the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, who supervises the agency, has been directed to nominate an acting Director General from amongst the most Senior Directors in the NDE ”until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by Mr President”.
Shehu said the acting Director General should be nominated based on competence and seniority in service.