The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has denied reports that he ‘collapsed’ at the National Assembly, earlier on Thursday.
The report- which emanated from an online news platform, asserted that Ngige collapsed on the floor of the House of Representatives during budget defence.
The minister revealed to Punch Newspapers that he’s presently in South Africa and was at a ‘special function’ in Zambia while it was being reported that he had slumped.
Ngige was quoted to have said: “It’s laughable, and a failed cannon targeted at me by never -do- well politicians for selfish interest.”
“I am not in Nigeria, I attended special morning function in Zambia and I’m airborne to South Africa where I will be coming into the country tomorrow, the rumours on the social media and other quarters have to show how petty people can be.”
“I don’t see it as anything but I wish to tell those who still play this outdated and obsolete politics of bitterness to embrace change and know that it is no longer business as usual.”
“The rumour has shown that I’m a great person. The late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe experienced such dangerous rumour. Those who peddle such rumour in history most often visit there before long.”