The Kano State House of Assembly has expressed concern over the low number of beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Empowerment Programme, N-power, selected from the state.
The Speaker of the House, Kabiru Rurum, stated this on Wednesday while briefing journalists on the issue in Kano.
“Despite the fact that Kano is the most populous state in the country, available data has shown that over 20,000 youths from the state applied for the scheme, yet only 4,966 were selected,” Mr. Rurum said.
He cited examples of other states that were not as densely populated as Kano but were allocated more chances than the state.
“Such selection process is against the spirit of federal character, and we are not satisfied with the selection method,” Mr. Rurum said.
The Speaker said that the House had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, appealing to them to look into the selection process again.
Mr. Rurum said that the Assembly would not relent in its efforts to ensure that fair play prevailed in the selection process.