According to report, Npower protesters who stormed the Iwe-Iroyin Press Centre in Abeokuta, some who came with their babies called on the Ogun State Government, which is supervising authority for those working in the State, to consider them for permanent appointments, having garnered enough experiences in their various working places like N-health, N-Teach and N-Agro after three years.
Part of the Ogun State Npower beneficiaries agitation were:
1) When Ogun State Government invited some new candidates for written examination for employment as Teachers, those under the N-power scheme were left out.
2) 90% of the volunteers applied for teaching job through the Job portal when the portal was opened for the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), lamenting that less than two percent were shortlisted for test.
3) After our intellectual improvement, the teaching and health sectors has been enhanced through our services. We are appealing to the Ogun state Government to look into our matter and consider us for permanent employment.
4) We know that no matter what, we will be disengaged from N-power job by the federal government, and for us not to be totally disengaged and go back to the street, our agitations should be considered by the State government.
“We have the experience; we were properly trained before the programme started. With the training we went through, we are qualified to be staffed. It’s so unfortunate that last month, the state opened a recruitment portal for SUBEB where there was no preference for N- power volunteers that have been on ground for two or three years.”
From reliable sources from deferent states, OsunReporters News gathered that some beneficiaries in not less than five states will start their protest over permanency agitation in Nigeria where Lagos, Jigawa, Kogi, Bauchi, Edo amongst other states that may join the protest as the struggle continues while some are of the opinion that the protest should be uniform in a particular fixed date across Nigeria.
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