The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assign his nominees to any ministry of his choice.
The association further said those against the return of Senator Chris Ngige as Minister of Labour and Employment should know that the responsibility lies solely with the President.
Concise News gathered that the president of FEPPPAN, Temple Ubani, made this known on Tuesday in a statement.
“Nomination of Sen. Chris Ngige and Sharon Ikeazor, the former Executive Secretary of PTAD is a good step in the right direction, and we thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his wisdom in nominating them,” the statement read.
“Sen. Chris Ngige in particular, I have observed that nobody has faulted his reappointment in spite of some reports in the media saying that people are wailing about where he should be assigned to and where he shouldn’t.
“The good thing is that President Buhari, in his good plan to better the lives of Nigerians knows who will serve well and deliver on their mandate. I think he considered Ngige capable to deliver, and it will not be out of point to say that Ngige was a perfect match for the politics and intrigues in the labour world. And he performed excellently well even though some may have a contrary opinions.
“For those that are saying he should not be assigned back to labour and employment ministry, it is a case of different folks and different strokes. Such statements are a personal opinion which everyone is entitled to.
“In the first place, there are some people who were saying that Mr.President should not in the first place reappoint somebody like Sen. Chris Ngige as a member of his cabinet. But that is simply someone trying to tell the president to serve the personal interest. I think that people sometimes forget that there would always be a clash of interest in human affairs.
“Because not for personal interest, I doubt if anybody can specifically point out where Ngige went against Nigerian workers, because I am aware that he assiduously worked for the success of a new minimum wage. But thank God Mr. President is not a tool anybody can control as wish.”