Sunday, July 26, 2020

We Are Reviewing Npower Batch A And B Protest Demand - HM Sadiya Farouq

The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq shared her week in review update. According to her, I received news of a protest at the National Assembly by N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries who presented a list of demands which we are reviewing and will address as practically possible. Read the details below:

HM Sadiya Umar Farouq week in Review

On Monday, July 20, 2020, I received in audience HE Governor Muhammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state, during which I thanked him for the state's support and commitment in the facilitation of our humanitarian activities.

I also sought his support in facilitating proactive and necessary mitigating measures in addressing flood preparedness as the rains intensify. I also received the Honourable Minister of State for Mines and Steels Development, Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah at the ministry. My brother minister and I deliberated on and explored areas of mutual collaboration between our ministries.

On Wednesday, July 23, 2020, I attended the virtual Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari during which urgent issues of the state were deliberated upon.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, I joined other eminent Nigerians as well as officers and men of the Nigerian Airforce in bidding farewell to a gallant officer and exemplary youth, Flying Officer Tolulope Article. We pray that her soul will rest in peace.

I was deeply saddened by the news of the five aid workers executed by Boko Haram in Borno state. I join the world in condemning the violent actions of these insurgents which impede the work of humanitarian actors who provide much-needed interventions in the zone.

The attacks, abductions and executions are also inimical to the Federal Government's ongoing efforts to bring peace to the North East. We pray that Almighty Allah grants them Al Jannah Firdaus.

I received news of a protest at the National Assembly by N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries who presented a list of demands which we are reviewing and will address as practically possible.

Let me reiterate that the exiting of Batch A and B is not punitive but as a means of providing an opportunity for their brothers and sisters to also access the programme. Batch A and B beneficiaries remain our pride and worthy ambassadors.

One month after the portal opened for Batch C applications we are happy to announce that we have received over 5m applications underlining enthusiasm for the programme.

In a bid to extend the opportunity to all Nigerians and ensure it is truly inclusive. The portal will close at midnight on August 8th, 2020

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