The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has labeled as “fake news” trending stories N-power news on permanency being shared on social media about the employment of N-Power beneficiaries into the Federal Civil Service (FCS) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, and made available to Blueprint in Abuja Saturday, the Ministry said any news about N-Power or its programmes will be communicated to the public through “appropriate channels”.
The statement reads: “The attention of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has been drawn to the fake news trending on social media that President Muhammadu Buhari will on 12 June broadcast to the nation the absorption of N-Power Volunteers Batch A, into the Federal Civil Service.
“The Ministry is hereby calling on the public to disregard the message and consider it as fake news. Any information on N-Power or the National Social Investment Programme will be issued through the appropriate Federal Government channels.”