Sadiya Farouq, Nigeria’s Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development
“We have sorted that out with the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
“It has been a very tedious process but as at the last count, we have paid all the beneficiaries after the series of processes,” Farouq had said at a workshop in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
But in a statement sent to AllNews earlier this month (June), Joseph Enan Maigari, the N-PYC’s National Coordinator, condemned Farouq for her treatment of over 14, 000 erstwhile bonafide beneficiaries who are denied their rightful pay.
Read N-Power Youth Congress’ full statement below:
RE: WE ARE NOT OWING ANY BACKLOG
Speaking in Abuja during a two-day sensitisation workshop for journalists, Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made false claim that there were no outstanding payments to Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power programme.
Quoting her exact words She said: "We have sorted out all the backlogs of N-Power payments with office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and we have moved on to the next batch.”
Honourable Minister Sadiya is obsessed with lying so much that she does that effortlessly and without shame. Lies the media cannot finish covering up.
Whenever Madam Sadiya lies, exited N-Power volunteers remembers all the many lies of APC and their political gang. And Nigerian youths at large remembers their many failed promises to the youths. The youths so much believed in this administration that they renewed their hope from the ashes of social injustice of the past. Thinking opportunities will be created for them in their country without being classified as second class citizens or let's say bottom class citizens.
But what we have today has opened our eyes to many injustices across the social strata. Where FG creates NNPC, CBN jobs for some selected class and N-Power for others. Yet this N-Power class didn't complain, they took on the job with pride with the belief and moral inspiration that there is dignity in labour.
40 months after, FG and the current Minister in charge of job creation took back what they gave us unceremoniously.
After many lies and promises. With backlogs yet unpaid.
From the beginning of Sadiya’s tenure as a Minister, she has sabotaged the progress of the program meant to sustain the youths willing to work to earn their daily bread.
Sadiya Umar Farouq and her fifth Columnist are the biggest problem of this administration.
As a minister supervising youth-related program that supposed to inspire the youths by making sure opportunities created for them are sustained by reviewing employment policy of this administration if any, she is stealing from the youths.
Sadiya has failed woefully. If not, Sadiya should tell Nigerian youths who she paid the backlogs of almost 14,000 or more beneficiaries to, and what has become of the NEXIT program she initiated for the exited batches in the last 7 months.
Honourable minister is known for being a serial and irredeemable liar since coming in less than two years ago.
Her claims of not owing backlogs are false and misleading, and whatever she says should be considered a lie.
The exited N-Power Volunteers being owed are still expecting their payment. We hope it's not already swallowed.