NPOWER: Protesters demands are being reviewed, application deadline extended – Sadiya Farouq

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The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Farouq provided an update for the exiting Npower beneficiaries and new applicants for the batch C.

Hajiya Sadiya Farouq took to her official Twitter account on Sunday night stating that she’s working assidiously with her team to ensure Npower Batch A and B get their transition as promised by government.

She also revealed the government has received over 5 million applicantions from Batch C and commended the rapid response of Nigerians towards the programme.

Hadiya also revealed the recruitment deadline date has been extended to August 8 2020

Read her tweet below:

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.

Stay tuned to our channel for more updates.

For update on Npower and other government social intervention programs, kindly join the Npower 2020/2021 WhatsApp Group here for latest news and events as it breaks.

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