The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq on Friday pleaded all with N-Power beneficiaries not to go on strike, promising that they will be paid “soon”.

Before now, Beneficiaries of the Nigerian government’s N-Power initiative Scheme are still fuming as regards their unpaid January stipends.

It is the 21th day of the second month of 2020, yet, around 500, 000 Nigerian youths under the famed scheme are being owed January stipend of N30, 000, without any explanation from any official quarter.

As at the time of publishing this report, Sadiya Umar Farouq, the country’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is mute on the matter.

Farouq broke the silence, and was speaking on TVC News in an interview monitored by this writer. Below is the video clip of this interview with the Honourable Minister.

 

It would be recalled that N-Power beneficiaries under the aegis of the National Association of N-Power Volunteers, had in a statement last week, accused Farouq of holding on to their January pay (N30, 000), threatening to stop going to their Place of Primary Assignments (PPAs).

But reacting to the beneficiaries’ displeasure; the government official assured them that they will start to receive their allowance “soon”.

“We are going through administrative procedures. And they should please look at the benefits of this programme,” Farouq said.

“They should be appreciative of what the government has done, rather than embark on this strike that we are hearing about.”

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