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Buhari sacks NDE DG


President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Nasiru Argungu of his position as the director-general of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

Buhari’s decision was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, on Tuesday.

Argungu, aged 52 and said to be a cardiologist by training, was appointed as the NDE DG on April 18, 2017.

Shehu noted that the president’s directive on the termination of Argungu’s appointment was issued on Friday, but took effect on December 7.


Meanwhile, Festus Keyamo, minister of state, labour and employment who supervises the agency, has been directed to nominate an acting director-general.

The acting director-general is expected to be nominated from the most senior directors in the NDE “until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by Mr President”.

Shehu added that the acting director-general should be nominated based on competence and seniority in service.

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