FG wades into Oshiomhole, Ngige rift

Posted by Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja | 26 July 2018 | 1,772 times

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•APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

The Federal Government on Wednesday said that the ongoing rift between the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige will be resolved soon.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Oshiomhole had threatened to expel Ngige from the party and cabinet if he fails to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

Speaking on the rift, Mohammed said: “What happened between the minister and chairman will be resolved.”

Explaining further he said two weeks ago, the government launched a campaign against fake news saying it’s one of the most dangerous phenomena we have today.

He stated “We don’t know who said what and until we know and the minister confirmed this statement credited to him, it’s difficult really to comment.

“I can assure you if there is any problem between the party chairman and any of our ministers, it will be resolved.”

Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Ngige said that he was not afraid of suspension in a party in which he is a founding member.

He was responding to the threat issued by Oshiomhole, that if he does not inaugurate the board members of federal agencies and parastatals under his ministry in line with the President’s directives, he will be suspended or expelled by the party.

When asked if he was going to comply and if he was not afraid of suspension from the party, Ngige said, “How? In a party that we formed and brought them in? The man is talking out of ignorance. I’m not afraid of suspension.”

Excerpted from The Nation report


Source: News Express

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