Oshiomhole warns Sirika, Ngige over boards’ inauguration
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has given one week ultimatum to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and the Minister of State Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to inaugurate all boards under their ministries or face disciplinary action.
Oshiomhole, in a letter dated July 11, and addressed to the ministers, said the decision not to reconstitute the boards contravened the position of the National Executive Council (NEC) and the presidential directives to all ministers.
The letter read, “This is to inform you that the attention of the National Working Committee has been drawn to your refusal to inaugurate members of the re-constituted boards under the supervision of your ministry.
“This the position contravenes of the NEC, National Caucus and the Presidential directives to all ministers to inaugurate boards of parastatals under their ministries. We find this attitude as disrespect to the President and disservice to our great party.“The party will henceforth no longer tolerate any appointee of government at all level, who continue to wilfully disregard lawful instructions from either the government or the party.
“In the light of the foregoing, you are hereby directed to inaugurate all the boards under your ministry within one week, failure of which the party will take appropriate disciplinary measures against you.”