Federal Government has said it cannot meet to the demands made by the beneficiaries of N-POWER batch A and B.
Recall that on Thursday, hundreds of N-Power volunteers stormed the streets of Abuja protesting over their unpaid stipends.
The protesting N-Power beneficiaries demanded for permanent employment or the payment of the sum of N600,000 to each of them before disengagement.
Reacting to this, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in a statement signed by its Deputy Director, Press, Rhoda Iliya, said the protesters’ request of automatic employment of all the 500,000 beneficiaries as well as payment of grant of N600,000 each, is not achievable.
The statement added, “The ministry wishes to state that this demand was not part of the agreement of engagement they signed with the Federal Government, which clearly stipulated that they will be exited after two years.
“Furthermore, the government cannot afford the N300bn they were asking for as grant.”