exiting Batch A and B of N-Power volunteers that they cannot afford their request
of N600, 000 each.
on Thursday, there are hundreds of N-Power volunteers stormed in the streets of
Abuja protesting over their unpaid funds.
Assembly chanting anti-government and anti-Sadiya Forouq songs protesting for
permanent employment or the payment of the sum of N600,000 to each of them
have not been the same ever since the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and
Disaster Management was created and with Sadiya Umar Farouq in charge.
Umar Farouk, for allegedly frustrating the programme.
Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development
signed by its Deputy Director, Press, Rhoda Iliya, said the protesters’ request
of automatic employment of all the 500,000 beneficiaries as well as payment of
grant of N600, 000 each, and is not achievable.
wishes to state that this demand was not part of the agreement of engagement
they signed with the Federal Government, which clearly stipulated that they
will be exited after two years.
afford the N300bn they were asking for as grant.”
the current administration had expended hundreds of billions on beneficiaries
of the programme since 2016.