Following widespread reports that he collapsed while defending his ministry's budget proposal, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has denied reports that he collapsed on the floor of the House of Representatives during budget defence.
Speaking with correspondence via the telephone, the minister, who said he was in South Africa en route to Nigeria today, described the rumour as a ruse and an attempt by politicians to malign his ability and personality.
He said “It’s laughable, and a failed cannon targeted at me by never -do- well politicians for selfish interest.
“I am not in Nigeria, I attended special morning function in Zambia and I’m airborne to South Africa where I will be coming into the country tomorrow, the rumours on the social media and other quarters have to show how petty people can be.
“I don’t see it as anything but I wish to tell those who still play this outdated and obsolete politics of bitterness to embrace change and know that it is no longer business as usual.
“The rumour has shown that I’m a great person. The late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe experienced such dangerous rumour. Those who peddle such rumour in history most often visit there before long.”
While expressing his confidence in President Buhari’s administration's determination to rid the country of corrupt leaders, he maintained that his ministry shall continue to play the complimentary role of promoting good governance in the country.
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