Things are not well with us here – Buhari’s minister begs US for help
Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, has called on US government for help, saying, “things are not very normal and well with us here.”
The minister made the call on Tuesday, February 18, when he received the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard in his office.
Ngige said the American government skipped Nigeria believing the people were content and instead offered technical assistance to other African countries such as Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana.
The labour minister further explained that Nigeria is not comfortable and things are not well with the people with a population of nearly 200 million and the current GDP.
He said: “It is not something we can do alone, we have called on the Department of Labour of America to assist, we need technical assistance.
“We have noticed that Nigeria has been skipped, the USA offered a lot of technical assistance to Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Sudan but they left us. They feel we are comfortable but we are not comfortable. With a population of nearly 200 million.
“If you check our GDP, things are not very normal and well with us here. We are still calling for that assistance, we are calling for the United States to assist the government of Nigeria in putting schools in those areas that child labour is endemic, clinics in those areas that are endemic, putting up even their own program of empowerment for people.”