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other quarters shows how petty people can be, I don’t see it as anything but I wish to tell those who still play this outdated and obsolete politics of bitterness to embrace change and know that it is no longer business as usual,” he said.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