The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social development Sadiya Umar Farouq has been accused by the Batch A and B of Npower Volunteers to have rented some thugs who disguised as part of the volunteers to impersonate them and thank the minister and president Buhari for a job well done in exiting the volunteers unceremoniously and without proper exit package as promised earlier.
You can recall that the 'real' volunteers protested in Abuja last week and also took their protest to the National Assembly to complain of neglect and non-payment of their June 2020 stipend and also the planned unceremonious exit by the minister. They took their protest to the Senate who addressed them and told them that something will be done about their plight.
According to the Volunteers, in the same vein, when they got to the office of the minister, she failed to attend to them despite being in the office but asked her subordinates to lie to the volunteers that she was not around even when her official car was seen packed in the premises, only to brag later seen packed in the premises, only to brag later that she intentionally ignored them.
This week, a set of people believed to be political thugs, and a kid was seen on the street claiming to be Npower beneficiaries and protesting against the action of the ‘real' volunteers and praising the minister and the president for a job well done. It was later confirmed that they must have been rented by the minister.
The real volunteers wrote on their social media platforms:
"Grandpa is one of the rented volunteers. A young child was also used as a Npower volunteer.
The Leader of the CONCERNED CITIZENS sponsored against Npower volunteers has been revealed by Shittu Zakari. The guy in the mask is Kabiru Dallah from Angwatashi, Obi local government area of Nasarawa state. He's NOT a Npower beneficiary. He's a PDP member and supporter of former senator Solomon Adokwe of Nasarawa south senatorial zone. He's known for nothing but troublemaking in the state. He was finally silent in the state after our able senator Umaru Tanko Almakura defeated his uncle in the 2019 general election. Hungry supporter, with this we are totally convinced that the minister of disaster Sadiya Farouq is up to something."
It was recalled that this present administration promised the volunteers permanent jobs during the 2019 general election after completing their supposed 2-year program. It is now glaring that the promises were only made in order to win the 2019 election.
The Senators and Reps have already promised to intervene and do the needful concerning the issue.
The Npower programme is one of the programme under the Social Intervention programs (SIP), an initiative of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo but was hijacked from his office by the presidency and given to the new ministry in August 2019.