Buhari nominates Abubakar Fikpo as acting DG NDE

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By Ismaila Chafe

Abuja, Jan. 18, 2021 President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), pending the appointment of a substantive Director-General for the Agency.

A statement by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, said the president’s approval followed the nomination of Fikpo by Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo.

Naija247news reports that President Buhari had on Dec. 9, 2020, relieved the former DG of the agency, Nasiru Ladan Argungu, of his appointment.

According to Shehu, the directive on the sack of NDE DG was given on Dec. 4, 2020, but took effect from Dec. 7, 2020.

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