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The association of N-Power beneficiaries have put the government on notice on plans to stage a protest at the National Assembly, Abuja and at the State Houses of Assembly across the 36 States of the country.

The beneficiaries to stage protest according to information obtained by CAPITAL POST on Sunday in Abuja, include Batches A, B and C. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); js">
In a notification addressed to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, dated December 1, 2023, and signed by its National Secretary, Bashir Ladan, NANB said that the protest would take place on December 13 in all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

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The association claimed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government has neglected their pleas, hence, they would sustain the protest once it has started until their needs were met.

In the letter, titled: “Notification for Nationwide Peaceful Demonstration” read, “We are calling on all beneficiaries of N-power Beneficiaries Nationwide to hold a peaceful demonstration about the non-payment of our stipend for 9 months by the Federal Government and the recent suspension of the program by you the Honorable Minister Dr. Betta Edu.

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“We will hold a peaceful demonstration in the 36 state capitals including Abuja. We will continue the demonstration until they settle our 9-month stipends.

“On the 13th December, 2023 by 10:00am; we hope our beneficiaries will abide by the rules and regulations of demonstration protest.
“Please, don’t touch any properties of the government or people. All demonstration will be held at the State house of Assembly of 36 states of Nigeria while Abuja at the National Assembly House Gate.”

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Recall that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, recently announced the suspension of the programme over some alleged irregularities and corruption.

It was recalled that the immediate past Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouk also did not maintain accurate data, thereby led to financial malfeasance and some beneficiaries could not access their money which has been budget through her tenure of office.

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