The Director General of National Directorate of Employment, Nasiru Argungu, has been sacked
by President Muhammdu Buhari with effect from December 7, 2020.
The sack was contained in a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
News Agency of Nigeria reports Garba Shehu as saying that the directive on the sack of NDE DG was given on Friday, December 4, 2020, but took effect from Monday, December 7, 2020.
The statement pointed out that the Supervising Minister of the Agency, the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had been directed to nominate an Acting Director-General from amongst the most Senior Directors to take over from Dr Argungu until a substantive DG got appointed by the President.
Shehu also said that the nomination of the Acting Director-General should be based on competence and seniority in service, although no reasn was given for the sacking of the former DG of NDE.