Lagos State Government has responded to NPower Volunteers demands for permanent job has the made a strong statement through protest for Permanency in Lagos Yesterday Tuesday 3rd March 2020.
Lagos State deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat on Tuesday addressed beneficiaries of Nigeria's social investment programme NPower who protested against alleged marginalization in the government recruitment process.
The protesters gathered in front of Lagos State Television at about 9:00 am and were on their way to the Lagos State House of Assembly when they met the state deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat.
Hamzat said their decision to protest was not the best option to explore in such a situation. He asked the leaders of the protesters to write to the state government and faulted their marginalization claims."Have you ever written to any agency of government or the state government?” Hamzat asked and urged them to assign representatives among them to address their pleas to appropriate government offices in writing.
Hamzat said it was impossible for the government to deliberately remove their applications if they applied for jobs. He stated that their experiences in their various fields of service will be added advantage when they apply for jobs openings.
The deputy governor urged the Npower beneficiaries to apply for the jobs. He, however, expressed fears that government agencies have begun interviews for persons that applied for jobs.