Labour Minister felicitates with Ike Nwachukwu at 80

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has congratulated Major General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd) as he marks his eighth birthday.

The Minister described the life of Major General Ike Omar Sanda Nwachukwu (rtd) as a “noteworthy trajectory of a distinguished career.”

In a congratulatory message on behalf of the Management and Staff of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ngige  said that the distinguished career of Major General Ike Omar Sanda Nwachukwu (rtd) spanned the Armed Forces, the Diplomatic front, politics, the public service and community service.”

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Mr Charles Akpan, ” the Minister thanked Almighty God for “your life characterized by noteworthy achievements and dedication to the nation and humanity.

“As a Minister of Labour and Employment you conceptualised and became the founding father of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in 1987 – an Agency with which to fight unemployment, and also introduced the policy of economic diplomacy to enhance Nigeria’s economic development in the world economic order at the then Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)”, Ngige said

He encouraged Senator Nwachukwu that at 80 “he should continue with his time tested record of purposefulness, honesty, forthrightness and integrity in promoting national unity as an elder statesman.”

He prayed that the good Lord preserve him for many more years in good health and vibrancy so that he will remain a source of inspiration to the younger generation.



Source: Voice of Nigeria