We Are Not Empowering People With Cars, Labour Ministry Cries Out


The attention of the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has been drawn to trending online claims that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in partnership with the African Development Bank is empowering youths with Peugeot cars.

This claim is false, unfounded and an attempt at defrauding innocent Nigerian youths.

The general public is hereby warned to disregard this claim as anybody who transact with this fraudulent individuals does so at his or her own risk.

It would be recalled that

A statement attributed to the Senior Director, Nigeria Country Department, AfDB read: ”We are giving these Vehicles at the rate of 200,000, no collateral or any form of additional Payment is involved. This is a poverty reduction and pro-people transportation programme of the African Development Bank and The Federal Government.

“The Programme is part of the greater strategic plan of the AfDB to transform Nigeria to a millennium model Nation with environmentally friendly transportation system, aimed at a general elevation of the living standards of the Nigerian people. It empowers the poor and offers him/her the opportunity to own a brand new car at just 200,000 without collateral.”According to the reported statement on President Buhari’s Instagram says Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige assured everyone at the event that the issuance of the vehicles will be on first come-first serve basis.

“The AfDB has done the ultimate for us; the ball is now in our courts to do the needful,’’ Ngige was quoted to have said.

“Interested Nigerians are to apply at the Department of Skills acquisition and Empowerment at the various Zonal offices of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Nationwide or can easily apply directly via the official email of the Ministry,” the ministry reportedly said.


Samuel Olowookere

Director Press


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