A heated exchange occurred between the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, and Senators on Tuesday over the recruitment exercise for 774,000 Nigerians under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
In a report by Vanguard, the disagreement started after Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the N52bn budgeted for the recruitment exercise.
In a video of the meeting seen by odunews.com, the verbal exchange got heated between committee members and Keyamo over who should head the programme which was to be domiciled under the NDE.
As the rowdy session ensued, the committee decided to go into a closed-door session to discuss the matter, but the minister refused, insisting that further discussions be held in the presence of journalists.
This enraged the lawmakers who told Keyamo to apologise to the committee, but he ignored them.
Thereafter, the minister was asked to leave the meeting since he refused to apologise to the committee members.
The lawmakers claimed that Keyamo has no right to direct the committee on how to conduct its proceedings.
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