Excited N-Power beneficiaries (Photo: N-Power/Twitter)
A tweet on the official handle of the N-Power scheme wishing a happy Eid-el-Malud to beneficiaries has caused outrage online.
We understands that the N-Power scheme beneficiaries are yet to be paid their October stipends, 12 days into the new month, November.
In a tweet congratulating Muslim beneficiaries of the N-Power, we understands that the scheme wished them a great celebration.
“Happy Celebrations to our Muslim family,” the scheme tweeted. “We hope you have an amazing day.”
Happy Celebrations to our Muslim family.
— N-Power (@npower_ng) November 11, 2019
The tweet, was, however, welcomed with a backlash from some of the beneficiaries who accused the scheme of making the festive nothing to write home about.
According to them, the Eid-el-Malud would have been a great one if their stipends are paid, as others accused the N-Power scheme of being biased against Muslims.
See the reactions to the N-Power scheme Eid-el-Malud message:
Empty pocket celebration
— MUHAMMAD ALI INDIMI (@KaguAlibe1) November 11, 2019
We are celeberating our Muslim’s festives in 3 consecutive time without stipend this year, what type of injustice is this?
— Mahmud Salihu Kaura (@Mahmudkaura01) November 11, 2019
What a celebrations with an empty pocket?
— Sirajoa Isah Yunusa (@SIRAJOLISM) November 11, 2019
I think all npower team they are Christian that’s why they don’t want to pay stipend in any Muslim celebration day..but honestly speaking they are going to pay stipend before 23 December..#selfishcountry
— Abbah Isah Sadia (@abbah_ytk) November 11, 2019
Amazing day without stipends?
— Ayeni Abidemi (@IamAyeniGideon) November 11, 2019
Thank you.. we actually had amazing day.. but it should have been better with our stipends
— GreenLight (@JMBArgungu) November 11, 2019
Wen are we expecting our stipend for October na
— Keneke Emmanuel (@EmmanuelKeneke) November 11, 2019
Amazing day without payment? Hunger dy oooo9
— Harmony Johnson (@HarmonyJohnson7) November 11, 2019
Chai.. Amazing day without Stipend. Really amazing
— Ubongabasi (@Ubongab44304297) November 11, 2019
We are not happy because you didn’t give us our October stipend, but if it’s annually you are paying the stipend before 25 December because of Christmas
— Aliyu Muhammad (@Aliyubinnmuhd) November 12, 2019
How do you expect us to have amazing day without our https://t.co/on2aQR67Sa shameful
— kalu abuchi (@buchi8132) November 11, 2019
We are not smiling with the celebration. We always beg before payment are made every month.
— Isaac Maiyanga (@Santong01) November 11, 2019
Imagine wat a family wud be passing through when stipends are not paid at when due. It won’t be an injustice if other agencies of Federal govt haven’t received their October salary by now including those at the helms of Npower affairs. Does it mean some pple derives benefits frm
— Akinwale Abideen (@akinwalebideen) November 11, 2019