The Honorable Minister for Labour & Employment, Senator Dr. Chris Ngige today in a live radio interview on Odenigbo 99.1 FM discredited the claim by the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial zone, Senator Victor Umeh that he facilitated the approval of the monies being owed to Anambra State by the Federal Government.
While speaking, the Minister said: “Recall that the seat of Anambra Central was vacant for two years after the removal of Senator Uche Ekwunife by the court. During the time we worked through the approval process of the monies, Senator Umeh has not even neared the Senate. How can a Senator who has spent only five months claim that he facilitated the approval of the monies we worked on before he arrived the Senate. We must give honour to whom honour in due”.
“I as the Minister representing Anambra State worked together with the two Anambra State Senators, Senators Andy Uba and Stella Odua to approve these funds. Initially Anambra submitted about N45bn but during the vetting process it was reduced to N37bn. Senator Umeh was never in the picture at the time we processed the fund for approval”.