Hausa youths have been shortchanged for non-indigens – Kano Youwin candidates react
says over 45 percent names are non-indigens
Members of the Kano State Youwin forum have written to the President, Muhammadu Buhari to look into the problem and query how minority ethnics dominated the shortlisted names.
The Chairman, Malam Ahmed Ado Usman disclosed this while briefing the media on Monday.
The group with over 300 YouWin candidates alleged that indigens of Kano that applied, despite meeting the selection process were shortchanged in the final selection by the Federal Ministry of Finance.
He cited Port Harcourt as a state with many Hausa settlement, yet hardly could Hausa name be found in its YouWin shortlisted names.
“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 the 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 begged the President to look into the problem to enable the graduated unemployed youths benefits from the program like other states.