BREAKING: Buhari sacks NDE DG, Argungu

…Directs Keyamo to appoint temporary replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu.

Dr Argungu was relieved of his post in a memo issued last week Friday, December 4, 2020, taking effect from Monday, December 7.

According to a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari has also directed the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barr Festus Keyamo (SAN), to appoint an Acting Director-General from the senior Directors of the agency to replace Argungu in the meantime.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu from the position of the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment. The directive which was given on Friday, the 4th of December, 2020, is to be effective from Monday, December 7th, 2020.

“Meanwhile, the Supervising Minister of the Agency, the Hon Minister of State, Labour and Employment, has been directed to nominate an Acting DG from amongst the most Senior Directors based on competencies and seniority to take over from Dr. Argungu until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by Mr. President” the statement said.

25% Chevron Nigeria workers Slated for sack

Twenty-five percent of Chevron Nigeria Limited will be sacked, the company declared on Friday.

It said the slash was due to review of its manpower requirement going by the changing business environment.

In a statement on Friday titled ‘Chevron Nigeria Limited reviews workforce in accordance with business exigencies,’ by its General Manager Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, the oil giants said: “The aim is to have a business that is competitive and have an appropriately sized organisation with improved processes.

This will increase efficiency and effectiveness, retain value, reduce cost, and generate more revenue for the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

He added: “It is important to note that all our employees will retain their employment until the reorganisation process is completed.

“We have prospects for our company in Nigeria; however, we must make the necessary adjustments in light of the prevailing business climate; and we need everyone’s support to get through these tough times stronger, more efficient and more profitable, in order to sustain the business.

“We are actively engaging our workforce to ensure they understand why this is being done. We will continue to consistently engage all relevant stakeholders, including the leadership of the employee unions as we continue this process of business optimisation.”