Buhari approves appointment of acting DG for NDE

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo.

A letter to the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), dated Monday 18, 2021, confirmed the development.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

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It said the appointment would subsist until the appointment of a substantive Director-General.

The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has formally conveyed to the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, his approval of the nomination of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the Acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment pending the appointment of a substantive Director-General for the Agency.

The statement said, “Last month, the President relieved the former DG of the agency of his appointment, and directed the Minister to nominate an Acting DG to superintend over the Agency pending the appointment of a substantive DG.’’

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