Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity Chris Ngige has appeared in a viral video on social media hurling insults at a member of the House of Representatives Abiodun Faleke.
In the video, Ngige is seen exchanging banters with Faleke who represents Ikeja Federal Constituency.
The incident is believed to have taken place on Tuesday during the minister’s appearance before an ad hoc committee of the House over the sack of the management of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
“You are like my junior brothers. The same Faleke they say is up to 60. I don’t know,” Ngige says in the video circulated on social media.
Faleke responds: “I’m 60 plus.”
Ngige continues: “So you are near my age but I am at least seven years older than you. I’m the same age with your mentor in Lagos, Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu), and I was governor with him at the same time.
“He was a senator. I was a senator. I’m a two-time minister. He isn’t a two-time minister.”
Faleke cuts in: “But he won all his elections very well.”
Ngige responds: “No problem about that, just like you won your own in Kogi State very well and you are now the deputy governor and governor of Kogi State.”
When asked to respond to the question asked him, Ngige added: “You ‘yab’ me, I ‘yab’ you 10 times. I’m a Lagos boy; you are just a small boy in Lagos. Mushin boy is talking to a VI (Victoria Island) boy. I live in Victoria Island. Look at Mushin boy from Kogi.”