The Director-General, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.
According to a memo released on Friday, Dr Argungu was relieved of his post on Friday, December 4, 2020 which takes effect from Monday, December 7 of the same year.
In a statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity confirming the development said that the President Buhari has further directed the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barr Festus Keyamo (SAN), to appoint an Acting Director-General from the senior Directors of the agency to replace Argungu pending the time anther substantive DG will be appointed.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu from the position of the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment. The directive which was given on Friday, the 4th of December, 2020, is to be effective from Monday, December 7th, 2020”, the statement reads.
“Meanwhile, the Supervising Minister of the Agency, the Hon Minister of State, Labour and Employment, has been directed to nominate an Acting DG from amongst the most Senior Directors based on competencies and seniority to take over from Dr. Argungu until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by Mr. President” the statement reads in part.