Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said reports that officials of the National Assembly tamper with employment slots are false.
According to him, the National Assembly is fully committed to ensuring the practice of Federal Character principles in matters that concern jobs. He added that job opportunities are there for all qualified Nigerians to apply and the recruitment process is always done online.
He disclosed this as he answered questions at a news conference in Abuja on Monday.
On how constituency projects are executed, his words,” The constituency projects have generated some controversy, but they are essential projects.
“They also suffer the same fate under national projects, when there is no sufficient fund.
“When there is no sufficient fund, we can not have 100 per cent execution of projects.
“As far as I can remember, the highest implementation rate was 70 per cent in the past.
“I believe that with more revenue coming into the coffers of Federal Government in the light of what we have been able to do with the amendments to PSC and the Finance Bill, the percentage implementation of all projects will increase.”
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Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is a Nigerian senator who represents the All Progressive Congress in the Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State. He became a senator in 2007. In 2019, he emerged the new Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 79 votes cast to beat Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume with 28 votes.
Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan born (1959) was a lecturer with a Nigeria federal university of Maiduguri, Borno North-Eastern state and a politician and senator now the president of the Nigerian senate. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri in 1984. a Master’s degree in Remote Sensing from the Ahmadu Bello University and a Doctorate degree in Remote Sensing/GIS from Cranfield University, UK, in 1990 and 1996 respectively.
Elected to the House of Representatives for the northern state of Yobe in 1999, at different times Lawan chaired the House Committees on education and agriculture.
After meeting with the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 6, 2019, Senator Danjuma Goje stepped down for Senator Lawan from the Senate Presidency race. On June 11, 2019, Senator Ahmed Lawan of APC was elected and sworn in as the Senate President of the Nigerian 9th Assembly, after defeating his opponent, Senator Ali Ndume who is also an APC Senator. Senator Ahmed Lawan defeated his opponent with 79 votes to 28.
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