In Oyo State, the voice of protesting N-power Batch A and B remain thesame -See Photos and Videos

In Oyo State, the voices of the protesting N-power Beneficiaries across the 36 States of the Federation have been echoed as the Oyo State N-power Beneficiaries thronged the streets to express deep disappointment over the present condition of the N-power Program while presenting their demands.

The State Cordinator of the N-power Program in the State, Babatunde Abiola, in a press interview with NTA, IATV and IBR Fm maintained his voice in a clear representation of the 36 States N-power beneficiaries to express their deep  dissatisfaction on the precarious situations the N-power Beneficiaries have been subjected to, since it's transfer to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Developement headed by Sadiya Umar Farouk.

The State Cordinator pointed out that the N-power Program when the Office of the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, has never witnessed incessant delay in Stipend payments as it has been recently while noting that about 80,000 N-power Beneficiaries have not been paid their monthly stipends for 3 months.

Mr Babatunde lamented the sudden disengagement from the N-power program amidst COVID-19 Pandemic as orchestrated by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development without a proper exit plan prior to the disengagement date, the major reason why none of the batches have been exited from the program as the Federal Government assured that the N-power Beneficiaries would not be disengaged without a proper exit plan.

The Protesting beneficiaries while presenting their demands noted they are not Militants or Terrorist but law abiding Nigerian graduates who have served the States across the Federation in Education, Health and Agricultural sectors with commendable impacts in their communities.

Babatunde Abiola who read the demands list stated that N-power beneficiaries are agitating for Permanent employment from the Federal Government as trained graduate manpower who have served the Nation for at least two years in the N-power Program or a grant of N600,000 to each of the N-power Beneficiaries to proceed on an entrepreneurial prowess upon clearing their outstanding stipends including the month of June which is yet to be paid till date.

The agitation was also taken to the State Government house which met the presence of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths and Sports, Hon Kazeem Bolarinwa as the Governor embarked on a special assignment.

The SA who represented the State Governor welcomed the protesting beneficiaries with open arms while assuring the beneficiaries that the State Governor being a lover of the youths, would ensure the actualization of their demands.

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