Abuja - The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has dismissed as "laughable" rumours that he collapsed while defending the budget of his ministry before the House of Representatives' Committee on Labour.
According to Punch, the senator's rumoured death shook the National Assembly on Thursday.
It however, later appeared that Ngige did not even visit the National Assembly complex, as he was said to be in Zambia.
According to Realnews Nigeria, Ngige dismissed the rumours through a Facebook post.
"I am not in Nigeria, I attended special morning session function in Zambia and am airborne to South Africa where I will be coming into the country tomorrow.
"The rumours in social media and other quarters shows how petty people can be, I don’t see it as anything but I wish to tell those who still play this outdated and obsolete politics of bitterness to embrace change and know that it is no longer business as usual," Ngige said on Facebook.
- News24 Nigeria