Nigeria’s minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has denied being involved in the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In a statement issued on Saturday by his media office, Ngige described the secessionist group’s attempt to link Ngige to the arrest was “Malicious, Wicked and Callous”.
“Ngige is occupied, involved and engrossed with his duties as the Labour and Employment Minister, member of Federal Cabinet Committee for Economic Recovery and member of the Economic Sustainability Committee constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari, which is headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, with the mandate to tackle the challenges and fallouts of COVID-19 and post COVID-19 era.”
“It is, therefore, unthinkable that somebody with grey matter in his brain, except if he is hallucinating like the IPOB spokesman, could accuse a very busy Minister like Senator Ngige of being part of a ‘conspiracy’ for the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu,” the statement read in part.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that IPOB in a recent statement signed by its media chief, Emma Powerful, accused Ngige of being part of the plot to capture Kanu.