The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, while appearing before the Adhoc Committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, ridiculed a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke.
The former Governor of Anambra State who was invited to answer questions over an alleged breach of the presidential directive described Faleke as “a small boy” and claimed he was “Tinubu’s mate”.
Ngige while speaking before the house said, “I am at least seven years older than you. I’m sure.”
“I am the same age as your mentor in Lagos, Asiwaju (Bola Ahmed Tinubu). And I was Governor with him at the same time. He was a Senator, I was a Senator.”
“I am a two-time Minister, he is a two-time Minister.”
Faleke reacted: “But you won these elections very well?”
Ngige, however, fired back: “No problem about that. Just like you won your own in Kogi State very well and you are now both the Governor and Deputy Governor.”
“You are just a small boy in Lagos. Look at this Mushin boy, talking to a Victoria Island boy.”
The Minister of Labour and Employment has been accused of suspended top management and executive committee members of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), although the presidential directive bars ministers from sacking heads of agencies.
Faleke accused Ngige of hijacking the NSITF’s budget and removing the board to cover his tracks.
See the video below:
Ngige to honourable faleke: you're a small boy, if you yab me I yab you back. I am a Lagos boy o. you grew in mushin I grew in VI. tah!!!! pic.twitter.com/SQFgh8UMk0
— Terry Ikumi (@terryikumi) July 22, 2020
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