The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reinstate the sacked Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Nasir Argungu.
The lawmakers made the call on Tuesday while adopting a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance by Olajide Olatunbosun.
The motion was on the need to immediately suspend the public works scheme for 774,000 persons initiated by the president.
The management of the scheme led to a disagreement between the lawmakers and the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo.
Argungu is believed to have sided with the lawmakers.
On Tuesday, the lawmakers condemned the sack of Argungu last week by President Buhari. They described him as a man “who had stood up for the right thing to be done.”
No reason was given for Argungu’s sack which was meant to take effect from December 7.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, was directed to nominate an acting DG from amongst the most senior directors based on competencies and seniority to take over from Argungu until a substantive holder of the post is appointed by the president.