I didn’t resign as minister, says Ngige

Media office of the Labour and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige has debunked claims by Femi Falana (SAN), that Ngige withdrew his resignation letter after the valedictory session with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

According to a statement in Abuja, the office said the minister neither wrote nor submitted a resignation letter.

It added that “Falana is embarrassing the public with a bad harvest of his bumper imagination.”

Falana had stated, “The resignation of any person from any office established by this constitution shall take effect when the writing signifying the resignation is received by the authority or person to whom it is addressed or by any person authorized by that authority or person to receive it.

“Since the resignation of the former ministers has taken effect, they cannot return to the cabinet either of their own volition or on the directive of the President.”

In response to Falana, Ngige’s media office said, “Dear Femi Falana (SAN), you conjured a resignation letter, hung it on Senator Chris Ngige, and went to town with it. That is very bad.

“Get your facts right, sir. First is that the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, neither authored nor submitted a resignation letter to the President or any other person authorized by him. Therefore, the resignation letter you referred to does not exist.’’



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