The lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly Shehu Sani, has asserted that N-Power beneficiaries will join repentant bandits because the racketeers enjoy special treatment from the Nigerian government.
According to Sani on his verified microblogging site Twitter on Thursday, N-Power beneficiaries who were paid ₦30, 000 might be tempted to take to banditry due to the fact that they know they will get “houses, shops and farmlands” when they repent.
When you give 50k to Youths for NPower and you give Houses,Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance,the former will join the latter.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) September 17, 2020
As per information on the genuine website of the famed scheme, “N-Power is linked to the Federal Government’s policies in the economic, employment and social development arenas.”
It adds: “N-Power addresses the challenge of youth unemployment by providing a structure for large scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development while linking its core and outcomes to fixing inadequate public services and stimulating the larger economy.”
For repentant terrorists, the Muhammadu Buhari administration has said that it is “de-radicalising, rehabilitating and reintegrating willingly surrendered Boko Haram members into the larger society”.
In fact, the Katsina State government is wooing bandits with houses and market stalls.
This online news medium recalls that Batch A beneficiaries exited the programme on June 30 after four years in the famed scheme, while their Batch B counterparts officially made their exit on July 31st – after two years.
Meanwhile, these Nigerian youths were exited from the famed N-Power scheme by the Federal Government without being paid their stipends for the month of July. Plus, they are currently in the dark regarding their exit/transition package.