Following the announcement by the Federal Government of the launch of NEXIT Portal, the 36-state representatives of N-Power volunteers plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday berated the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development for their “delay tactics”.
In a statement on Monday signed by the National Media Team of the 36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives’ Forum, the council challenged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, saying “no NEXIT portal has been created as claimed by the Ministry”.
In view of this, the N-Power representatives threaten a nationwide protest.
Read the N-Power Representatives’ Forum full message below:
“DELAY TACTICS LAUNCHED AGAIN BY THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL Development.
“The Press released on Friday, 27th November 2020 by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs is another delay tactic just like the Transition form we filled earlier.
“No NEXIT portal has been created as claimed by the Ministry.
What is now the importance of the TRANSITION FORM the Ministry asked volunteers to fill earlier?
They are just trying to buy more time and they don’t have a meaningful plan for us.
Even the CBN program was not explained and they purposely announced the abstract NEXIT Portal so that we won’t embark on National protest in December.
We say NO to another delay tactics from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
We have decided to embark on National Peaceful Protest across all the 36 States and FCT in December which will be announced officially through a Facebook Live Chat on our official Facebook page and to explain how it will go.
BELOW IS OUR REQUEST:
1.The 36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives request that they be brought and shown the template of the purported Transition.
2.The Transition (whether absorption into Government agencies or meaningful grants (600,000 or above for entrepreneurship).
must be ready.
3. Payments of over 14, 000 Unpaid Volunteers from the Month of March to July 2020 must begin immediately as all documents needed for this has been supplied by the volunteers 2 months ago.
4. All Batch B devices and some batch A devices must be delivered immediately as this forms part of the agreement of engagement.
Nothing short of the above request will be accepted.
Please, get prepared ahead for the Facebook Live Chat. Thanks.
Afriupdate recalls that Sadiya Farouq, the Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs had in a statement last week signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, urged interested exited beneficiaries “to log on to the portal and provide the required additional information for possible placements into the various CBN intervention options”.
Meanwhile, the NEXIT Portal link has been made available by the Nigerian authorities, for the exited 500, 000 N-Power beneficiaries who have been thrown out of the famed scheme since at least July 2020. Click here to visit the portal.