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Participants attending the Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme, N-Power Tech Hardware training in Yola have protested the alleged diversion of their transport allowances.

The non graduate participants from six northeast states boycotted classes on Tuesday and protested at the training centre located in the Federal College of Education (FCE) Yola over alleged discrepancy in transport allowances.

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They alleged that some of the beneficiaries from Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states received N2,500 transport allowance as against N10,000 promised them.

Khalid Abdulkadir, who spoke on behalf of Gombe state contingents, said: “Adamawa participants were promised N2,500 transport fees while those from outside Adamawa were to receive N10,000 each as transport allowance.”

The trainees called on the centre to provide medical care and improve the condition of hostels for the trainees.

When contacted, the head of the centre, Gbenga Odubayo, admitted that there was a mistake in disbursing the allowances, promising that all trainees from states other than Adamawa would finally get their N10,000 transport allowance as the matter was being resolved.