Thursday, February 18

Senator Chris Ngige denies collapse reports (updated)

Senator Chris Ngige denies collapse reports (updated)

Dr Chris Ngige has collapsed at the National Assembly

– The minister of labour and employment was defending his ministry’s budget when he slumped

– Ngige has been rushed to the hospital for proper medical attention

Emerging reports suggests that Nigeria’s minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige collapsed today at the National Assembly.

Senator Chris Ngige reportedly slumped at the National Assembly today, February 18.

Daily Post reports that the minister collapsed while defending his ministry’s budget before the House of Representatives’ Committee on labour.

Sources disclose that he was immediately rushed to a hospital.

Senator Ngige’s sudden collapse is a wake-up call for Nigerian public office holders to be sure they are fit health-wise always.

Meanwhile, Senator Chris Ngige, the minister for labour and employment has denied earlier reports that he collapsed during National Assembly budget defence.

Speaking with The Nation correspondent aboard an aircraft from South Africa, on February 18, he described the report as rumour aimed at damaging his strength and personality.

Senator Ngige said the collapse rumour is laughable and a failed attempt by never to do well politicians for their selfish interest.

“I am not in Nigeria, I attended special morning session function in Zambia and am airborne to South Africa where I will be coming into the country tomorrow.

“The rumours in social media and other quarters shows how petty people can be, I don’t see it as anything but I wish to tell those who still play this outdated and obsolete politics of bitterness to embrace change and know that it is no longer business as usual,” he said.

The senator gave assurance that President Buhari’s government will eradicate the country off of corrupt leaders who plunged the nation into hardship. He stressed that his ministry would continue to encourage good governance in Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare had a similar experience in which he was also rushed to a hospital after he reportedly collapsed, while delivering a lecture in Lagos state.

The nation was also thrown into hysteria when on Sunday, November 22, 2015, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Kogi state, Abubakar Audu was pronounced dead.

Sources disclosed that the politician suddenly took ill and was was being rushed to Abuja preparatory to be flown abroad for treatment. However, his life could not be saved.

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