Federal Government has sacked over 5,781 N-power beneficiaries of their duties due to Absence from Place of deployment.
In a Job Creation and Youth Employment seminar held on Saturday in Abuja, The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Afolabi Imoukheude gave the update about N-power Beneficiaries.
He said that many complaints have been received from the places of deployment of the affected beneficiaries over their absence to show up.
Imoukheude further revealed,
“When we get report of people who play truancy we usually place you on payment hold. In N-power you learn, work and earn.
“If you do not do the right thing and you are paid, you are stealing the money. Note that the funds are not mine but that of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We have been receiving enormous complaints that a lot of you no longer go to work. The head teacher in your Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) is your Buhari and have the responsibility to teach, monitor and educate you.
“I have some good news for most of you, 5,781 of you have been forcefully exited out of the programme because of disciplinary issues. Perhaps you will begin to believe that states have authority over you. We also receive report of those who absconded and you know the terms and conditions attached to be an N-power beneficiary.
“There has been so many insinuations around ghost workers in N-power. There is no ghost workers in N-power, there cannot even be because having conducted a physical verification and confirming those who come into the programme for them not to exist.
“What happens to those who do not receive alert? It is because of validation and we try to contact you via phone number, email address to go regularise yourself with your bank and update your details.”
It will be recalled the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, had finally talked about why the monthly stipends for the N-Power beneficiaries were delayed and from what we learnt, it was as a result of data verification.
According to him, January and February stipends will be paid this week by thr grace of God.