Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, has dismissed speculation that he dropped dead in the National Assembly on Thursday.
The former Anambra State governor who is currently in Zambia denied that he is dead after rumour mill said he collapsed and died in the National Assembly where he had gone to defend his ministry 2016 budget before the Senate, and the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Labour and Productivity.
Ngige’s denial was contained in a statement he posted on his facebook page.
He wrote, “Dear friends , please disregard the wicked tissue of lies, contained in an online publication about an unfortunate incident said to have taken place today at the National Assembly and in which I was said to have been involved.
“I am currently not in the country much less being at the National Assembly. I have since Monday, February 15, 2016 been attending the 42nd Ordinary Session of the African Regional Labour Advisory Council, taking place in Zambia.
“The meeting ends tomorrow. Indeed, as the Vice-Chairman of today’s session, I had the privilege of moderating as well as giving the vote of thanks on behalf of other African countries.
“I thereafter presented a gift also on their behalf to the Vice-President of Zambia, Her Excellency, Mrs. Inonge Wina.”