President Buhari makes new appointment in ministry of labour

President Buhari makes new appointment in ministry of labour

- President Buhari has carried out a minor shakeup at the ministry of labour and employment

- The new appointment was made to fill up a vacancy in the National Directorate of Employment

- The NDE is tasked with proffering solutions to mitigate the rising levels of unemployment in Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the acting Director-General (DG) of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, disclosed in a statement on Monday, January 18 that the president has notified the minister of state, labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, about the approval.

President Buhari makes new appointment in ministry of labour and employment
The new appointment takes effect immediately. Photo: Femi Adesina
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Shehu stated that Fikpo would serve as the DD of the (NDE) pending the appointment of a substantive DG for the Agency.

He said:

"Last month, the president relieved the former DG of the agency of his appointment, and directed the Minister to nominate an Acting DG to superintend over the Agency pending the appointment of a substantive DG."

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In other news, the federal government has disclosed that it has no plan to make any further review of the 774,000 jobs scheme under Special Public Works (SPW).

The minister of mines and steel development, Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure on Monday, January 11, in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Daily Trust reported.

He said the request for review of the programme in line with the population of each local government area of the country cannot be granted.

Meanwhile, the secret recruitments by the Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) of the federal government may soon become a criminal offence with severe punishment.

Punch reported that the House of Representatives is considering a law that would criminalise the illegal and illicit acts by the MDAs.

Legit.ng gathered that any recruitment by any MDAs without publishing the vacancy would become illegal and attract a fine if the bill becomes law.

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In other news, the Ekiti state government has announced that it will implement the minimum wage and consequential adjustment for workers in the state’s workforce.

The announcement followed a meeting the government had with the organised labour where it was agreed that the salaries of officers in the civil service be adjusted, The Punch reported.

The agreement was signed by the government negotiation team and labour leaders in the state on Tuesday evening, January 5.

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