Following the Tuesday Facebook live chat by top N-Power official and aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede, Famous 2016 N-Power volunteers group, G-111 for Permanency has described the chat as a confirmation of the fears volunteers have about the proposed enhancement programme.
The group said Mr Afolabi’s failure to provide much expected relevant details about the enhancement programme was a proof that the federal government had no other plan for the first of beneficiaries, except extra three months extension of time in the scheme.
This was contained in statement signed by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolanle Abiodun and sent to CNR Nigeria.
The statement said that Mr. Afolabi’s position did not come as a surprise to the group, but added that it had made it clearer to volunteers that what Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede called N-Power enhancement is mere three months extension in the scheme.
“If there is any N-Power beneficiary who is still doubting about our initial position that the proposed enhancement programme is a deceptive move to quench our agitation for permanency, the Tuesday Facebook live chat by Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede is your answer. In the said live chat, Mr. Imoukhuede made no pretense about the fact there’s actually nothing like enhancement apart from the extension of time in the scheme by three months.
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“This revelation by Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede further justified our earlier position that the federal government have no plan for the first batch of beneficiaries. And, that the extension is mere political move necessitated by the fact of 2019 general elections. In us the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of president Muhammadu Buhari lost it all by not capitalizing on our wealth of experience by absorbing into the civil service and creating real jobs in the process. This is disheartening and a sad reminder that the political class care less about the children of the common man.
“Why is it that three months after announcing N-Power Enhancement programme, the federal government which Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede represents still could not explain to the eagerly waiting volunteers, the form and nature of enhancement, how volunteers would participate in it, how long the enhancement programme will last and what beneficiaries stand to gain from it? Is this not the same government that once proposed exit package for the first batch of beneficiaries?
“In due time, we shall meet with brother groups to discuss the development and come up with resolutions that will shape voting preferences of N-Power volunteers across the country. Anyone who still doubts our influence in the choices and behaviour of N-Power volunteers nationwide does so at his or her own peril. We earned their trust and confidence through our sincere, selfless representation”, the group stated.
The group called on beneficiaries to remain calm while meetings to study the latest development continued with a view to coming up with resolutions that would reflect the hopes and aspirations of N-Power volunteers, report’s CurrrentNewsReporters.
Based on Mr. Afolabi’s chat, the N-Power volunteers are only seeing deception on the part of government, not sincerity in dishing out enhancement packages.