Npower Beneficiaries Set For Nationwide Protest On November 12
The Npower beneficiaries have concluded plan to begin a Nationwide protest on Thursday 12th November at the National Assembly Complex Abuja over demand for permanency/Exit Package.
The group of N-power benefiaries defined themselves as a people with common interest organised by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo about Four years ago to alleviate poverty and reduce unemployment rate among the Nigerian youths.
According to the group, they have legal backing because the volunteers didn’t gather themselves to form the group, it is a group organised by the president of Nigeria and vice president for unemployed youths in Nigeria.
They disclosed that the reason for going to Abuja for the protest is because when the group salaries stopped in June/July, the Federal Government promised to fix individuals into available spaces in MDAs.
Part of the statement reads;
“So we are going to remind them their promises because since when the salaries stopped, majorities that have families and dependants are finding it difficult to feed their families.
“Also to enable government to know we are serious with their promises for us. If we don’t go and ask, nobody will ask on our behalf. Also to remind them the option for those who have business ambitions and approvals of backlogged payments
“Our going out to protest is not going to riot or causing any trouble? There’s no reason for that because our request has already introduced to us by the government, there’s no strange or fresh demands.
“Why everybody should be in Abuja on Thursday in order to get recognition from government and to confirm our seriousness, because if we don’t go, you don’t go, everybody doesn’t go, who’s going to represent us?”, They added.
The group urged all volunteers to take the protest serious, now that Nigerian constitution has restricted anybody above 35 years to get benefits like employment, loan or grant.
“Protest isn’t done on phone, let’s go there physically the much we are, the more they will pity us and believe that none of us has a meaningful job.
“A day seriousness can get us permanent appointment and other benefits and individuals life will have positive changes, they concluded.
By: Abdulramon Musa, Comrade Adeseye Adeola, Bashir Usman Gobir, Emeka Moses, and Yinka Ibrahim.