Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Employment Labour and Productivity, has pleaded with the National Assembly over its recent clash with the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo (SAN).
Naija News recalls that Festus Keyamo had clashed with members of the Joint Committee of the National Assembly over the modalities for implementing the Special Public Works programme of the Federal Government meant to hire 774,000 Nigerians.
The beneficiaries are expected to be paid N20,000.00 per month from October to December 2020.
But in a visit to Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday, Ngige alongside Keyamo and other top officials of the Ministry tendered an apology to the National Assembly.
The Senate President, however, insisted that the recruitment programme must start afresh.
He also maintained that it was within the rights of lawmakers to demand and know the processes for implementing the programme.
Lawan vowed to resist any attempt of the Ministry of Employment Labour and Productivity to hijack the recruitment exercise.
According to the senate president, the recruitment must be implemented by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).