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N-Power Batch C Beneficiaries Plan Mass Action Against FG Over Non-Payment of Stipends

Tension is high as N-Power Batch C beneficiaries may be planning a nation-wide showdown with government over delayed payment of stipends.

This followed several social media posts calling on beneficiaries to take action against the federal government over the delay in payment of stipends.

Recall that some Batch C beneficiaries of the programme had embarked on protests in Abuja over non-payment of September and October stipends and many beneficiaries have not yet received September to November stipends.

It is based on this that some N-Power Batch C beneficiaries are using their social media platforms to call for mass action against the federal government over the delayed payment of stipends.

One of the beneficiaries, Comrade Maduabuchi Unozie, posted a message encouraging fellow beneficiaries to rise and ask questions regarding the delayed payment. This is one of many social media posts by N-Power Batch C beneficiaries condemning the delay in payment of stipends and calling our the federal government over the issue.

Comrade Unozie’s post reads as follows;

“Good morning dearest Nigerians. It is high time the president and the ministry of humanitarian affairs publicly brief the N-power beneficiaries (2021) on the reasons for the delay of the stipends. The youths on the scheme are graduates and on such, they should at least be respected and the mode of dealing with them should be formal. The N-power beneficiaries deserve explanations because they have being executing their duties for some months, under various costs such as rent, transportation, and other expenses.

“The youths should not just be asked to be patient without appropriate reasons. Nigerian youths should not be treated anyhow without questions. The ministry in question should officially brief the youth or the president who initiated the program should do so.

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“Their silence is a mockery on the jobless situation in Nigeria. We have done our parts and now schools have gone on vacation for Christmas celebration, thereby leaving N-power beneficiaries with nothing and no briefing hope for the season’s celebration. The youths are not fools. We should not be treated like one just because of #30, 000 which is never up to what the minister in question uses to fuel her cars in a week. We are humans too.

“Let those who are close to the ministry or the president or those working with the ministry take this message to them. I am comrade Unozie.”

The post received many reactions supporting the call for mass action against the government for the delay in payment of stipends.

Time shall tell whether the planned action will come to reality, even as pressure mounts on the federal government to pay the backlog of stipends to avoid the wrath of beneficiaries.


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