Welcome to the latest N-power news headlines update for today, Monday, August 5, 2019, on Concise News.
Some volunteers of N-Power in Osun state on Thursday staged a peaceful protest for what they allege is “unfair disengagement” from the scheme by the agents of the Federal Government. Concise News reports that some of the affected volunteers said they were disengaged despite being punctual and regular at their various Places of Primary Assignment (PPA). A N-Teach beneficiary of the programme at Ayedaade high school in Irewole local government area of the state, who was simply identified as Babatunde, described his disengagement as worrisome, mischievous and saddening. “This is very ridiculous, indeed mischievous, worrisome and saddening. I don’t have problem with this disengagement but why the lies? Why lying against me for God’s sake? I have never absented myself from duties for once. I take my classes with passion and I don’t have any problem with my principal. I was surprised and disappointed that I am among those that were disengaged. This is seriously disheartening. They just picked people at random for disengagement without any reason whatsoever. All of us here standing have never run away or absconded from our PPA. We have never missed any monthly clearance. In fact, my principal told me that no N-Power official, either from the federal or the state has ever come to his school for any verification or confirmation. So, how did they guess that people have absconded or run away?” Legit quotes Babatunde as saying. Read more here.
Beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme across the nation are groaning as a result of the non-payment of their July stipends, Concise News observed. Recall that March stipends were not paid as and when due. However, our findings revealed that beneficiaries received their salary on the due date in the months of April and May. This online news medium noticed that federal workers usually receive their salaries between 25th and 30th of each month. But N-Power beneficiaries – classified as Federal Government workers too – do not have a consistent payday. Billions of naira have been spent on the N-Power programme since its inception in December 2016. Read more here.