Ngige apologizes over Keyamo’s outburst on 774,000 jobs

Chris Ngige, Minister of Employment Labour and Productivity has apologized to the National Assembly over the altercation between the Minister of State for Labour, Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN and a joint committee of the National Assembly over-sighting the ministry.   The Minister who tendered the apology during a courtesy visit to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday July 7, stated that the position canvassed by Keyamo in his widely circulated letter on Monday is not sacrosanct.   Ngige said;   

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NASS suspends recruitment exercise after shouting match with Keyamo

The National Assembly has suspended the recruitment of 774,000  Nigerians for the Special Public Works programme under the National Directorate of Employment to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.   The announcement was made on Wednesday July 1 after some lawmakers engaged in a shouting match with Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.    Spokesperson for the Senate, Ajibola Basiru who admitted that the recruitment exercise was suspended after a disagreement with Keyamo, said the the Minister in

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774,000 jobs: Only Buhari can stop recruitment process

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour who was spotted earlier having a shouting match with some lawmakers, has stated that the national assembly members cannot suspend the selection committee of the National Directorate of Employment’s 774,000 recruitment exercise. Keyamo who insisted that only Buhari can suspend the process in a statement released after the rowdy session at the national assembly, alleged that the Joint Committees on Labour of both the Senate and the House tried to “control the programme as to

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We passed President Buhari’s $5.5b loan request to save 20m jobs, stop our economy from sliding into depression- Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Ahmed Lawan, the president of the Senate, has said that the $5.5 billion loan request by President Buhari was approved by the Senate so as to save over 20 million jobs in the country and also stop the economy from sliding into depression.   The president in May sent a letter to the Senate for the approval of the loan which he said is to enable the administration fund the revised 2020 budget and execute some critical projects.  The Senate approved the

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42 percent of Nigerians lost their jobs due to Coronavirus – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has announced that its recent survey revealed that 42 percent of Nigerians have lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.   The Bureau said the study was conducted between April to May 2020, during the time when the index case was identified in the country. It was further gathered that the impact of COVID-19 has been most strongly felt in the commerce, service and agriculture sectors.   While seventy-nine percent of households surveyed reported

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