We are being treated as slaves-Npower Beneficiaries Cry in protest Over Unpaid Allowances
Beneficiaries of the Federal Government Empowerment program, Npower, storm the Federal Capital City of Abuja in demand of their earned allowances, The beneficiaries in large numbers pleaded with the government to pay up all their stipend and allowances
In what appeared to be a solidarity protest, the beneficiaries of the program are not happy with the treatment meted on them, by the government.
Beneficiaries protest heavily from the Public Service Institute, Kubwa, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, over unpaid allowances.
“Each beneficiary of the scheme is paid N42,000 feeding allowance per month and N10,000 stipend for the same period”
“Beneficiaries of Npower’s Batch C (Stream 1) from states in the North-Central region of Nigeria are camped at the Public Service Institute in Kubwa”
“Micheal Bright, who spoke with SaharaReporters, they have yet to be paid their feeding allowance for December – a situation he says has left many of them hungry and sick.” Protesters lamented
“We are being treated as slaves here. It is like the government brought us from different states to this camp in Abuja to starve us to death.”
“We have been enduring hunger since we got to this place, we cannot take it anymore and that is why we protested today. Something urgent has to be done.”