The 36-state representatives of N-Power volunteers plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has condemned the disengagement of N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries. They group says disengaging Batch A and B beneficiaries will ‘defeat the purpose’ of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme.
The Representatives Forum had on Monday in Ilorin, Kwara State, held a national media conference concerning the scheme’s transition plan, payment of backlogs, devices collection for Batch B and some of Batch A.
In a Press Release signed by Kabiru Aliyu Pelemi, the National President of the congress, which was sighted by this online news medium after the national media conference, Aliyu urged the Federal Government “to quickly implement the transition program for the exited N-Power Volunteers latest by October 1st, 2020 to reduce the suffering already meted out”.
“The disengagement of N-Power beneficiaries without adequate transitioning has skyrocketed the unemployment rate within the most productive age bracket. This will definitely put the crime rate on the rise, thereby increasing the level of insecurity across the country,” the release read in part.
“It will also continue to affect the economy as most of the disengaged volunteers are in their productive age. It will render the program useless as its original motive would have been defeated.
“It will also increase the level of distrust the youth already perceived of the government.”
Recall that Afriupdate had earlier reported that Batch A beneficiaries were disengaged from the programme on June 30th after four years in the famed N-Power scheme, while their Batch B counterparts officially made their exit on July 31st – after two years.
These Nigerian youths were exited from the 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.
Read the full release by the 36-State and FCT N-Power Representatives Forum below: