In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, July, 2020

Drama As Ngige Threatens To Sue Home Of Reps Member Over N2b Allegation

Drama As Ngige Threatens To Sue House Of Reps Member Over N2b Allegation

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Dr Chris Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has threatened to sue the Chairman of the Home of Representatives on Finance, James Falake, over claims of inserting N2 billion tasks within the Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Belief Fund (NSITF) 2020 funds.

The Minister who accused Falake of both being “mischievous or unaware of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Act or each”, additionally alleged that he’s abusing “parliamentary privilege” and likewise unaware of the truth that ministers can not pad budgets as a result of the ultimate merchandise come from the Nationwide Meeting. He additionally expressed readiness of difficult the lawmaker in court docket.

The Assertion Learn;

”It’s instructive right here to notice that ministers don’t award contracts. They neither sit within the Ministerial Tenders Board nor Tenders Board of parastatals.

“Even, the Ministry of Labour’s representatives on the NSITF major board should not a part of the tenders board of that parastatal. So, how, when and the place did the minister sit in that board to decide on, a lot much less pad the funds?

“It’s due to this fact straightforward to attribute Faleke’s movement on the ground of the Home on Tuesday to a consummate parliamentary mischief or outright ignorance of the BPP Act or each.

“If Faleke is desperately clutching a straw on behalf of his constituents, he should undoubtedly develop larger than his childish strategy.

”Faleke additionally introduced my spouse into all the things. My spouse is a civil servant. She is a everlasting secretary in Service Welfare Workplace within the Workplace of the Head of Service of the Federation. I didn’t see any round that they despatched from that workplace so I don’t know what they imply.

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“They need to not drag my household right into a matter they’re doing politically. It’s unfair to my household. They need to insulate my household from that, particularly my spouse, who’s discharging her capabilities innocently as a civil servant, finishing up directions of Head of Service of the Federation.”

 

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