The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr.) Chris Ngige has denied rumours making the rounds that he collapsed during his budget defence at the National Assembly.
He described the report which trended on social media yesterday as a ruse and failed attempt by politicians to malign his ability and personality.
Ngige, debunked the rumors from South Africa, described his reported collapse as laughable and a failed cannon targeted at him by never do well politicians for selfish interests.
“I am not in Nigeria, I attended special morning session function in Zambia and am airborne to South Africa where I will be coming into the country tomorrow”, he said.
“The rumours in social media and other quarters shows how petty people can be, I don’t see it as anything but I wish to tell those who still play this outdated and obsolete politics of bitterness to embrace change and know that it is no longer business as usual”, the Minister added.
He seized the opportunity to express explicit confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to weed the country off of corrupt leaders, who have retarded development in the past.
He also stressed that his ministry would continue to play the complimentary role of promoting good governance in the country.