Verification Delay: Npower Graduates Plan Protest 

Verification Delay: Npower Graduates Plan Protest 

The Npower graduates recently employed by the Federal Government in Lagos State have concluded plan to embark on peaceful to call the attention of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to their predicament.

This was contained in a statement issued by the N power group Ifako/Ijaiye Ojokoro on Thursday.

According to the group, We plead for hasty implementation of the Npower programme in Lagos State, this would enable us to start our verification.

We hereby uses this medium to plead with Governor Ambode to expedite action on the necessary things that State need to do.

This, the group said would allow the proper deployment and commencement of the programme in Lagos State.

In a chat with one of the graduates who did not want her name published said she pleaded with Governor Ambode to do the needful.

“Am tired of sitting down at home I just want to leave the house and without this verification we cant do anything”, she said.

It would be recalled that 13 states of Nigeria’s federation have submitted verified lists of graduates engaged under the N-Power job creation programme of the federal government.

‎This comes as the government prepares to commence the payment of monthly stipends to the 200,000 graduates drawn from all 36 states.

A statement from the Office of the Vice President says some of the graduates have been deployed to their primary places of assignment, and payment of the 30,000 naira stipends will commence this month, (December 2016‎).

The states that have completed the verification include Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Cross Rivers, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina and Kogi.

Under the Npower Volunteer Scheme, the Federal Government announced the selection and engagement of 200,000 unemployed graduates as the first batch of the half a million the Buhari administration plans to hire for the 2-year paid volunteer job programme.

Source: Metro

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