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Ngige booed for defending Buhari in Enugu
Senator Chris Ngige: Minister of Labour

Ngige booed for defending Buhari in Enugu

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, was booed while trying to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments at a town hall meeting organised by the Federal Government for the South-East in Enugu on Monday.

Shouts of ‘No! No!’ rented the hall as he attempted to justify the appointments, which are generally believed to be lopsided and skewed in favour of the North.

The South-East is seen as the most marginalised zone in the appointments made so far by Buhari.

Ngige was responding to criticism of Buhari’s failure to appoint an Igbo as one of the service chiefs at the interactive town hall meeting.

Some South-East stakeholders at the event included leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers, members of the National Assembly, and other current and former political office-holders.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Monday responded to demands for the implementation of the recommendations of the last constitutional conference with a declaration that new states cannot be created without the involvement of the National Assembly.

Ngige said this at a town hall meeting between the Federal Government and South-East stakeholders in Enugu.

The minister was responding to calls for new states in the zone, as well as the demand for the restructuring of the country into regions.

Stressing that the members of the National Assembly were the only true representatives of the people, Ngige noted that those who participated in the constitutional conference were not elected

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