The N-Power beneficiaries stormed the National Assembly complex on Thursday, to press on for the June stipends that have been on delay for more than two weeks.
The beneficiaries also protested among others the planned exit of batch A and B as announced by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Investment, Sadiya Umar Farouq.
The beneficiaries carried placards with various inscriptions like,
‘Let the Fed Ministry of “Humanitarian” Affairs live up to it’s name’.
“Nigerians graduate are the future of Nigeria, treat them better”
“We have families who depends on N30,000 monthly stipend” and among others.
Recall that the N-Power Programme was inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through capacity building, investment, and direct support.
The programme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries so far with 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018.
The beneficiaries were supposed to spend not less than 24 months on the programme but Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months.
The batch A will be exiting the program June 30 while batch B will also exit July 31 as earlier announced by the ministry.