N-POWER: WE CANT GRANT YOUR REQUEST FG TELLS NIGERIANS

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N-POWER:

The Nigerian Government has told the exiting Batch A and B of N-Power: volunteers that it cannot afford their demand of N600,000 each.

N-POWER:

On Thursday that hundreds of N-Power: volunteers stormed the streets of Abuja protesting over their unpaid stipends.

The protesting N-Power: beneficiaries demanded for permanent employment or the payment of the sum of N600,000 to each of them before disengagement.

They also protested their sudden disengagement by the government without a substantial exit package.

The protesters stormed the National Assembly chanting anti-government and anti-Sadiya Forouq songs.

The volunteers lamented that ever since the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management was created and with Sadiya Umar Farouq in charge, things have not been the same.

They also want the removal of Sadiya Umar Farouk, for allegedly frustrating the programme.

But a statement by the Federal 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, is not achievable.