President Muhammadu Buhari has formally chosen Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the Acting Director General (DG) of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

This was contained in a letter by President Buhari to the Minister of Labour and employment, Festus Keyamo

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirming the appointment on Monday said the President had approved Fikpo as Acting Director-General of the NDE pending the appointment of a substantive DG for the agency.

The Statement read “President Muhammadu Buhari has formally conveyed to the Hon. Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), his approval of the nomination of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the Acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment pending the appointment of a substantive Director-General for the Agency.

“Last month, the president relieved the former DG of the agency, Ladan Argungu, of his appointment, and directed the minister to nominate an Acting DG to superintend over the Agency pending the appointment of a substantive DG.”

Fikpo until his latest appointment was the most senior Director in the NDE.

His appointment was contrary to the position of the Senate which on December 10, 2020, had demanded that President Buhari rescind the decision to sack former DG, Dr Nasiru Argungu.

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