The final is but to be heard at the brewing disagreement over the on-going probe of the suspension of the Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Believe Fund (NSITF) control, an company underneath the ministry of Labour and Employment.
The probe is being performed by means of Nigeria’s Area of Representatives.
Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had whilst showing sooner than the Reps committee declared that he used to be in the similar elegance with the nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
DAILY POST reported that Ngige’s outburst used to be in keeping with a query from Reps member, James Fakele.
Then again, Mr. Chuks Akunna, a former Leader Press Secretary to Ngige, in a tweet, stated the minister used to be no longer in any respect in the similar mold as Tinubu. He claimed Ngige begged Tinubu for a automotive in 2004.
However Ngige’s then commissioner for info, Leader Charles Amilo has now pop out to debunk the tales, urging participants of the general public to omit Akunna’s claims.
Talking from his nation house in Anambra State, Amilo introduced a brand new twist to the record with any other declare that Tinubu used to be taking wristwatches from former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s arms.
Consistent with him, “whilst Dr Ngige didn’t transfer cash in bullion trucks, he used to be no longer deficient sooner than he changed into Governor in 2003.”
Amilo, popularly referred to as ‘Ude Obodo’, maintained that his former boss didn’t must beg Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to experience or personal a automotive when he had the wherewithal sooner than he changed into Governor and owned fleet of unique automobiles, together with the sliding open roof Toyota Landcruiser used to ferry Dr Alex Ekwueme (of blessed reminiscence) into the 1998 Jos Conference of Peoples’ Democratic Birthday celebration (PDP), no longer to discuss when he used to be Governor.
He claimed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Governor had the addiction of taking wristwatches from Atiku’s arms, each on the VP’s house or at conferences within the villa as an indication of friendship and affection.
He added that Tinubu and Ibori infrequently did the similar, however no longer that they may no longer come up with the money for it.
Amilo stated: “I used to be a few of the aides who had been with Ngige anytime he went to Abuja whether or not on reliable project or non-public serve as, and he by no means at any time begged his Lagos State counterpart for a automotive. It by no means came about. Whoever advised you that tale is mendacity.”
“At the factor of auto, I will keep in mind that French President gave Asiwaju 3 outdated 2000 fashion 280s bullet evidence. On a consult with to Ngige at Abuja, Asiwaju dropped one for Ngige at his Abuja Governor’s Hotel to be used when in Abuja in 2005 and stored one in Abuja, one in Lagos. Dr Ngige used it for 5 months sooner than he introduced it again to Tinubu to provide to Olusegun Mimiko who simply resigned from the Federal Govt Council ,(FEC) to enroll in them within the Anti-Obasanjo 3rd time period battle and needed to run in opposition to PDP because the Labour Birthday celebration governorship candidate in Ondo State,” he stated.
Amilo stated as Governor, Ngige used Mercedes G Wagon, no longer out of selection however because of the turbulent safety state of affairs created in Anambra State by means of Obasanjo and his cohorts.
He recalled that previous to politics, Ngige owned a motor corporate in Victoria Island Lagos, referred to as ESS-DEE MOTORS, a flourishing Automotive corporate on intellectual St. Adetokumbo Ademola Boulevard, Victoria Island (VI) within the 90’s sooner than their motion to Abuja.
“So, please they will have to forestall speaking about automotive, particularly about person who owned newest Mercedes Fulltime and Fulltime Toyota.
“The ones peddling the tale will have to cross and leisure as Dr Ngige isn’t a automotive freak nor is he competing with anyone for who’s richer,” Amilo stated.
He insisted that Ngige sooner than becoming a member of politics used to be already very rich each from scientific apply, his motor corporate and huge quiet actual property trade.
Consistent with Amilo, “Ngige used to be a Governor similtaneously Tinubu along with his safety vote and per thirty days returns from Onitsha and Nnewi investors.
“He’s a scientific physician with a convention in Lagos sooner than he went into politics. Dr Ngige lived and practised in Victoria Island. He’s a member of Ikoyi Membership.
“He had a flourishing automotive store and actual property companies, excluding silent possession and funding in about 3 of the intellectual Health facility-groups in Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
“He used to be both a Governor, a Senator and Federal Minister between 1999 and nowadays. He at all times held optional or appointed political place of job.
“I do know and everyone knows wealthy males take every different’s homes in particular automobiles and wristwatches.
“It used to be stated Babangida when he used to be President noticed automobiles within the VI house of his past due buddy, Dr Clarkson de Majomi, the Public Family members Guru. Babangida requested and were given Majomi’s Jaguar automotive! It didn’t imply Babaginda may just no longer come up with the money for a Jaguar automotive on the time,” Amilo stated.
The previous spokesman of Anambra State govt stated it used to be unhappy for Tinubu’s crew to painting Dr Ngige as person who used to be trekking in every single place Lagos (as Governor) and needed to beg Tinubu for a automotive.
He maintained that whilst Dr Ngige would possibly not transfer his money in bullion trucks, he got wealth from his professions, (medication and politics) to reside within the convenience of a member of Nigeria’s Higher Elegance.
Leader Amilo suggested Akunna “to be very cautious along with his fabricated lies.”
“In spite of Akunna’s saboteur position of leaking knowledge to the Uba/Obasanjo Abuja traducers, Dr Ngige rejected all entreaties for his sack by means of State Govt Council (Exco) participants and insisted on maintaining him. Ngige, then again, requested that he will have to be sidelined however with complete remunerations to permit him cater for his circle of relatives,” Amilo additional claimed.