Batches A and B Beneficiaries of the Nigerian Government's N-Power scheme are deliberating on "a meaningful and very strong hashtag" to deploy on social media in respect of its planned protest.
"Hello Good day Npowered, Let's everyone here suggest a meaningful & very strong HashTag for the Next Plan of Action..." a tweet on the known handle of the 36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives Forum read on Wednesday.
Hello Good day Npowered,— 36 STATES & FCT N-POWER REPS FORUM (@Npower_Reps) March 24, 2021
Let's everyone here suggest a meaningful & very strong HashTag for the Next Plan of Action...
Recall AllNews had reported earlier this month that amid the NEXIT, the 36-state representatives of N-Power volunteers plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) gave Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development 27 days to fulfill all her promises to the exited N-Power beneficiaries.
In a statement signed by Kabiru Aliyu Pelemi, the National N-Power President, the council had warned that failure of the federal agency to heed their request will mean they'll mobilize 500,000 youths to occupy the ministry.
"After our last peaceful protest on the 23rd of July, 2020, and our media conference at Ilorin Kwara state, the ministry came up with different delay tactics to stop us from embarking on another protest.
"I and some other State Reps have been to the ministry on different occasions and it's all promise and fail which even make the people we represent to think we were bribed, of which we never for one day collected transport fare from the ministry for the visit.
"36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives Forum give you from today Tuesday,16th March 2021 to Monday, 12th April 2021 to fulfill all the promises you made to the exited N-Power Volunteers or we mobilize 500,000 Nigeria youths to occupy the ministry.
"This time around, it will be no going back. We advised you to use the data of N-Power Volunteers through their NPVN portal but you failed to listen to us just because of reasons best known to you," part of the N-Power Representatives' Forum's message read at the time.
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Since releasing the NEXIT Portal on November 30 2020 - four months after exiting N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs which is saddled with N-Power duties have not effected the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Empowerment Programme.
This is despite the fact that hundreds of ex-N-Power beneficiaries have logged on to the NEXIT portal and provided the required additional information for possible placements into the various CBN intervention options.