Nigeria’s labour minister, Chris Ngige responded to House of Representatives, James Faleke and threatened legal action
Ngige launched a verbal attack on Faleke on Tuesday during a hearing of the Adhoc Committee of the House which is investigating an alleged breach of a presidential directive by him.
The former Anambra state governor reportedly suspended top management and executive committee members of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, (NSITF), although a presidential directive bars ministers from sacking heads of agencies.
Faleke accused Ngige of passing judgment on the board of the NSITF without proper investigation. This greatly annoyed Ngige who threatened to take legal action against the reps member.
He said; “You are my Junior Brother. They say Faleke is up to 60, I don’t know”.
“I am 7 years older you. I am sure. I am the same age as your mentor in Lagos, Asiwaju. I was governor with him at the same time, he was a senator and I am a senator. I am a two-time minister and he is not a two-time minister.”
“If you yab me, I yab you 10 times. I’m a Lagos boy, you’re just a small boy. look at this boy, Mushin boy is talking to VI boy? I lived in Victoria island, look at Mushin Boy.” he said.
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