Following President Buhari’s directive relieving Dr Nasiru Mohammed Ladan Argungu as the Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), an Acting Director-General has been appointed. The appointment of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, was announced today in a letter signed by the supervising Minister and Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr. Festus Keyamo. Mallam Fikpo’s appointment in acting capacity is with effect from Monday, December 7, 2020.

Until his appointment, Fikpo was the Zonal Director at the North West zonal office of the NDE in Kaduna. He hails from Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Maiduguri and a Master of Science degree in the same filed from the University of Ibadan. His tour of duty in the Directorate has seen him serve in various capacities such as State Coordinator Adamawa State, pioneer Director of Procurement as well as Director, Finance and Accounts. He is happily married with children.