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VOTERS' REGISTRATION: MY CHILDREN NOT IN SCHOOL, SAYS JONATHAN

By NBF News
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PRESIDENT Goodluck yesterday said there was no truth in some reports that his children are attending school in defiance of the directive that all primary and secondary schools be shut for the duration of the registration of voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Presidential spokesman, Ima Niboro said in a statement that the pieces of information making the rounds were false.

According to him, 'this is to correct reports in the media that President Goodluck Jonathan's children are currently attending school in disregard of the request by the Federal Ministry of Education and INEC that primary and secondary schools in the country should remain closed. This is false.

'The truth is that the President's children have not resumed school this year in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Education's directive. This fact can be easily verified.

'President Jonathan is fully conscious of his duty and obligation to give exemplary leadership to the nation and he will always live up to this great responsibility.'