Crowds of N-Power beneficiaries trouped to the Presidential Villa on Wednesday to commend the Nigerian Government for establishing the N-Power scheme and other social intervention programs.
Concerned Citizens/N-Power Forum spearheaded the rally. They were full of praise for the President and the scheme, which they say would lead to sustainable growth and development in the country.
The Concerned Citizens and N-Power Forum urged the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, to ensure the expansion of the social intervention schemes under her supervision for the benefit of more Nigerians especially the growing youth population in the country.
According to the group in a statement, the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, National Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme and N-Power, have all had a positive impact on ordinary Nigerians.
In recent times, the social scheme has been the subject of discussion in Nigeria due to the complaints of non-payment of stipends by some beneficiaries across different parts of the country.
While some want the program to be eradicated, others say it helps to put food on the table of many widows and Nigeria’s growing army of unemployed youth and therefore should be sustained.
According Daily Times findings, this rally comes at a shock, as barely one week ago, another group was in protest for unpaid N-Power stipends.