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News coming out from the N-Power camp has it that public schools around the country, both primary and secondary have cried out to the state and federal government to please absorb N-Power volunteers into the system as school works have been stressful since volunteers embarked on their strike.
Today marks the 4th day since N-power volunteers embarked on their strike to call on the government to make their appointment permanent and move them from stipend to salary payment.
According to reports, the strike is already having its toll on government schools where the volunteers teach because most of the school works were done by them, and since the commencement of the strike, permanent teachers and even vice-principals of schools have been on their toes to make sure school activities continue but the work according to reports is telling on them and now they are calling on government to please look into the matter.
The strike action started when the federal government delayed the January stipend of N30,000 for 3 weeks and no statement was released to state why. On Monday, 24th of February when the strike commenced, federal government paid the January stipend but volunteers made it known that they were going on strike not just because of delay in payment but also because of permanency.
However, the strike seems to be yielding a positive result in Kano state as it was reported in some corners that the state government led by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has finalized plans to absorb the N-Power volunteers of the state into the civil service system. Other states are waiting to see if other governors across the country will follow suit.
With the cry out by government schools over the level of tedious works they have been doing since volunteers went on strike, there are hopes that the state governors will listen to their cries and do the needful by absorbing the N-Power volunteers into the civil service system fully.