Nigerians agreed that Npower volunteers should be absorbed. A survey conducted by Daily Times has revealed that Nigerians clamour for the retention of N -Power beneficiaries as permanent staff of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The N -Power scheme is a social intervention programme of the federal government of Nigeria which is managed by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development. The scheme is designed to cater to beneficiaries for 2 years.
About 500,000 beneficiaries were employed by the scheme under its Batch A and B, while the process of recruiting another 400,000 Nigerians as Batch C beneficiaries of the scheme is ongoing.
Recall that in July, the N-Power beneficiaries who are about to exit the programme held a rally at the National Assembly Complex, requesting FG to re-employ them as they pay them a grant of N600,000 each.
The survey conducted on the Daily Times official Twitter account with the question, "Should the federal government absorb all #N-Power beneficiaries and give them permanent employment?" was met with the majority of voters saying "Yes”.
Nigerians on Twitter gave several reasons why the beneficiaries deserve to be given permanent employment in the sectors that they functioned.
Ajayi Bukola @justcallbukiZO said, "Yes because the majority of them have imparted greatly in their various sectors. Some schools have fewer teachers. N-teach is more reason some parent take their wards to public schools because they add value to education, they are vibrant, resilient, very active, and ready to work".