The wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Helen Mark, on Monday described as a “wicked lie” allegations that associated her with the consultants that handled the recruitment exercise of the Nigeria Immigration Service in which some applicants lost their lives on Saturday.
Information Nigeria reports that 19 job-seekers, including three pregnant women, died in a stampede in centres across the country where the Immigration recruitment exercise took place. Scores also sustained varying degree of injuries and are currently receiving treatment.
Mrs. Mark in a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Mr. Kola Ologbodiyan, expressed shock at the reports which she said was based on a rumour and “a mere fabrication of the imagination of those behind it”.
The statement partly read: “It is very strange to me because I do not know the consultant that organised the recruitment exercise neither did I play any role in the recruitment exercise.
“I have no relationships 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.
“As a mother, I honestly sympathise with the parents of these youths as well as the nation in general over the loss of our children”.