The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, has debunked reports alleging that he, alongside the Senate President and other federal lawmakers, had received N-power recruitment slots from the Minister of Disaster Management, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk.
In a statement on Sunday in Bauchi, the lawmaker’s spokesperson, Abdul Burra, refuted the report published by the SaharaReporters.
He said: ”Sahara Reporters, supposedly a professional media platform, with more than 3 million followers, will publish unverified, fictitious and unfounded information to mislead its readers.”
“A simple inquiry will have confirmed to the medium that the printed application forms are used as evidence of the said allocation are data collection forms printed by the Speaker to ease data entry at free N-power Online Application Centres he provided in his Ningi Central Constituency, to increase the chance of his constituents to get enrolled into the programme.”
He urged the public to disregard any report or information that he got any N-power recruitment slots.
The Speaker, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari for the N-power initiative, called on youths in his Ningi Central Constituency to rush to the free N-power Application Centres he provided to apply for the programme, saying it would help reduce joblessness amongst them.