The Minister of Steel Development, Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, has promised to offer automatic employment to some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kogi East that delivered their wards or polling units to the party during the Saturday November 11, governorship election in the state.
Audu, who was made Minister of Steel Development in August 2023, by President Bola Tinubu, disclosed this in a post he shared on a WhatsApp group he created on 6/16/22 with 218 participants, to advance his political activities.
The WhatsApp group titled: “Shuaib Abubakar Audu 4 Usman Ahmed Ododo Media Center (SAA4UAO),” has a stated goal as “this platform will initiate programmes, educate our viewers and supporters about the activities of Alhaji Shuaib Abubakar Audu and its political activities”.
According to him, any Kogi Eastern APC members who delivered his polling unit or ward has a chance to get a job of becoming his aides or working in his ministry.
The post reads: “The results above shows I delivered polling unit and ward in Ogbonicha.
“I am sending this to let my supporters know that those that show evidence of delivering their polling units and/or wards will be given the first option for job employments in the ministerial under me or becoming my aides or to be recommended for employment opportunities at the State level.
“So please post your results and then send your CV if you meet the stated criteria,” he wrote with some pictures of results of the Saturday’s election attached.
Meanwhile, SaharaReporters’ efforts to speak with the minister on Tuesday proved abortive as he neither picked his calls nor responded to a text message to clarify his statement.
SaharaReporters sent him text messages both on WhatsApp and SMS again on Wednesday but there was no reply to the inquiries.