Breaking: N-power Beneficiaries set to stage a 3-day National mega protest

The Beneficiaries of the N-power program under the aegis of the '36 States and FCT N-power Forum' has announced their readiness to storm the nation with 3 days national mega protest from the 26th of August through 28th of August, 2020, to press home their plights to the Federal Government.

In a notification letter written to the Nigeria Police Force by the national union of the N-power volunteers, the beneficiaries had deemed it a necessity to peacefully remind the Federal Government the implication of their sudden disengagement from the N-power Program amids COVID-19 Pandemic and its economic downturns, without a prior exit strategy or permanent employment as promised by the government during the Campeign of the President Mohammadu 4+4 agenda in 2019.

Among the demands of the beneficiaries are:
  • Payment of Backlog Stipends to all affected beneficiaries 
  • Permanent employment from the Government as law abiding Citizens who had dedicated at least 2 years in Civil Services to the Nation in the Education, Health and Agricultural Sectors, and in fulfilment of the 'permanency' promised during the 2019 General Election, or a substantial exit package to all bonafide beneficiary of the program.
  • Provision of devices to all beneficiaries who were denied of their devices, an important working tool for the N-power program.
While lamenting the untold hardship the disengagement had thrown them and their families into, the beneficiaries pointed out that it's a call for Nigerian youths to remind the Government the menace of increasing graduate and youth unemployment in Nigeria, adding that, the N-power Program was a solid foundation to address the unemployement situation of the country as initially started since it could incorporate a lot of Nigerians but has lost its purpose since it's transfer to the Federal Ministry of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

The beneficiaries while condemning the silence of the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social  Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, in officially addressing the demands of their previous protest, noted that they are not relenting until their voices are heard and would thread on any path to ensure their voices are heard.

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