Wife of the President of the Senate, Mrs. Helen Onma Mark, Monday described as a “wicked lie” allegations that linked her with the consultants that organized the recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Saturday.
Nineteen applicants including three pregnant women reportedly died in cities where the NIS recruitment exercise took place. Scores were injured.
Mrs. Mark, who expressed shock at the reports, according to a statement by the Media Adviser to the Senate President, Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja said the rumor was a mere fabrication of the imagination of those behind it.
The statement quoted Mrs. Mark to have said that “it is very strange to me because I do not know the consultant that organized the recruitment exercise neither did I play any role in the recruitment exercise.
“I have no relationship of any sorts and in whatever form with the said consultant.
“This moment demands solemnity and mourning of the precious souls that were lost in the tragic incidents that occurred last Saturday.
“It is not a time to settle political scores and I will therefore leave those dragging my name into this painful death of our youths to their consciences and unto God.
“As a mother, I honestly sympathize with the parents of these youths as well as the nation in general over the loss of our children.”
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