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Buhari ignores National Assembly, Orders Keyamo to proceed with ‘774,000 Recruitment’

Raphael Olakunle, Ogun State

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, to proceed with the execution of the special public works progamme.

Keyamo had come in collision with the national assembly over the legislature’s insistence on dictating the process of the programme.

The national assembly committee on labour suspended the programme in the heat of its face-off with the minister.

At a meeting in June, members of the committee were near fisticuffs with the minister who was walked out of the event.

Men of the Press understands that Keyamo met with the president and reeled off his encounter with the national assembly over the programme.

The president was said to be furious, bemoaning the national assembly’s knack for meddling in matters on the purview of the executive.

He asked the minister to proceed with the execution of the programme and to ensure it is conducted ”strictly according to existing laws”.

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