Disengaged Npower Beneficiaries Give Buhari’s Minister Ultimatum, Threaten Nationwide Protest – See Why
disgruntled workers, under the Nigerian government scheme, NPower, who have been disengaged, have issued a 15-day ultimatum to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouk, to address the pressing matters concerning them.
The exited NPower workers threatened to embark on another protest from November 10 if the minister refused to address them.
According to a statement issued by Jibril Yahaya on behalf of the volunteers the ultimatum was based on Farouk’s failure to pay their allowances which she claimed she had started paying.
According to report in August 2021 Farouk’s ministry announced the commencement of the payment of the allowances.
It was later revealed in September by the group that only 200 people claimed to have received alerts across the country.
The exited NPower workers vowed to take the protest to her office in Abuja if she failed to respond within the ultimatum.
The statement reads, “Disengaged Npower beneficiaries to embark on another nationwide protest over Minister Sadiya’s failure to fulfil her numerous promises and continuous negligence of 500,000 exited beneficiaries.
“The disgruntled beneficiaries have given Minister of Humanitarian Affairs who is in charge of NPower Scheme, Sadiya Farouk, 15-day ultimatum to address their issues, between October 26 and November 9, 2021 or we will occupy her office by November 10.
“Recall that the minister had published in the newspapers that she paid all the affected beneficiaries their five months backlog of stipends which was false and deceit (to deceive Nigerians).
“Recall also that the minister had announced that her ministry would commence training of the exited Npower beneficiaries in October in furtherance to the implementation of the Nexit loan programme.
“Till date, no schedule has been released by the ministry in preparation for the said training as a prerequisite for disbursing the Nexit loan to the beneficiaries.
“Sadiya has played us enough, and we are tired of her tricks and deceit. We are mobilising for another nationwide protest. We will occupy her office comes November 10th, until exit package is implemented.”