- Office of the Senate president has denied collecting N-Power job slots
- The special adviser to the Senate president on media, Ola Awoniyi, made the denial on Saturday, June 27, in Abuja
- Awoniyi, however, described the report as fake and misleading
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The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has denied the media reports that the ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, had allocated N-Power recruitment slots to him and other lawmakers.
The Nation reports that the special adviser (media), to the Senate president, Ola Awoniyi, made the denial in a statement, in Abuja on Saturday, June 27.
Legit.ng gathered that Awoniyi said: “The attention of the office of the Senate president has been drawn to a publication on Sahara Reporters portal, purporting that the ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management allocated N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate president and other lawmakers.
“We hereby advise members of the public to totally disregard the fake and malicious publication in its entirety, as regards the Senate president.
“It should be noted that the fairy-tale only blandly and obliquely claimed that some lawmakers printed out application forms from the portal of the scheme, but failed to provide any evidence that this was to fill its speculated allocated slots.
“We wish to stress that neither the Senate president nor this office, has anything to do with the purported slots mischievously credited by the publication to the Senate president.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Taiwo Olukemi Oluga, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Ayedaade/ Irewole/ Isokan federal constituency area of Osun state at the House of Representatives, revealed how she stood by N-Power beneficiaries who were unjustly exited from the scheme.
It was reported that she said it is the duty of the National Assembly to oversight any appropriated fund of the government.
She stressed that the APC administration has different social investment programmes with a huge amount invested in them, adding that some direct beneficiaries of N-Power were being maltreated, having taken it upon themselves to serve diligently.
Oluga noted that it's high time people started doing things right in Nigeria let no one be deprived of his/ her benefit/ stipend/ salary.
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