Over 300 YouWin candidates in Kano under the auspices of ‘Kano state YouWin forum’ have petitioned the federal ministry of finance over selection process adopted in choosing successful candidates of the programme in the state.
The chairman of the forum, Malam Ahmed Ado Usman on Sunday in a media briefing alleged that 45 percent of the names shortlisted under Kano sate are not indigenes of the state.
He said though majority of the indigenes of Kano state that applied for the programme had met necessary requirements but they were shortchanged in the final selection exercise by the federal ministry of finance.
“After the exams we expected to see typical Hausa names like Abubakar, Muhammad, Halima, Fatima and the rest but to our greatest surprise what we saw was different as majority of the shortlisted candidates under Kano state are from minority ethnic groups from other states.
“If that was due to the federal character principle, there are many Hausa settlements in the south but you can’t find a single Hausa name on their list. In port Harcourt, Rivers state for instance there are many Hausa/Fulani settlements but why is there no single Hausa Name on their list?” he queried.
He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to wade into the matter to enable the unemployed graduates in the state benefit from the programme like their counterparts in other states of the federation.