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|Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Digitalfinga: 3:59am On Apr 10, 2018|
NATIONWIDE NPOWER VOLUNTEERS,
APRIL 1, 2018.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI,
COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES,
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA,
PLEA FOR PERMANENT STATUS FOR N-POWER BENEFICIARIES
We, the representatives of all N-Power volunteers from the thirty six states of the federation including Abuja, humbly write to your venerated office for our absoption into the permanent civil service.
Permit us at this juncture to acknowledge the efforts of your government in creating an environment of equal opportunities and equitable atmosphere for all, without any bias of whatsoever form. Most importantly sir, we wish to register our utmost and sincere appreciations to your administration for the new breeze of hopes and aspirations injected into a long suffering and neglected youths, viable segment of the masses, through the Social Investment Programmes (SIP).
Sir, it is countless to still say your initiative has brought back the lost glory through the Social Investment Programmes which thousands of Nigerians from all brackets of ages are currently benefiting from and which gives every Nigerian a true sense of belonging without any traceable iota of religious, tribal and political undertone. This is undeniably a landmark in the history of this nation that has proven to be truly designed for the poor and neglected masses, without any form of manipulations.
As a sub-unit of the Social Investment Programmes, the Npower Initiative Scheme has come as a succor to millions of young Nigerians, graduates and non graduates, skilled and unskilled, to putting smiles on our faces and giving us hopes of a better Nigeria of equal opportunities and promising days ahead.
In view of the aforementioned, we hereby use this avenue to register our unreserved appreciations. We, the entire elite Nigerian youths, under the aegis of The Nationwide N-Power Volunteers from the thirty six states of the federation and FCT, shall ever remain grateful to the ingenious mind behind the Npower Initiative Scheme and other sister programmes under the umbrella of the Social Investment Programmes (SIP).
Dear sir, the intervention of the programme has been a blessing to many Nigerians, and for the umpteenth time, we wish to express our profound gratitude for giving ordinary and teaming Nigerian youths such rare opportunities to contributing our own quota to the developmental process of our great country under your able leadership. Therefore, Praising you for such privileges can never be overemphasized.
The truth is that N-Power Initiative Scheme (NIS), like other Social Investment Programmes (SIP), has emerged as a palliative and temporary measure to address the alarming effects of mass unemployment of young graduates of our Nation. We fully acknowledge the fact that the scheme was designed to be run for a period of twenty four months (two years).
All the above mentioned are not deniable and we do not intend to dispute any of them. But your Excellency, with due respect to your esteemed office and your revered personality, permit us to make our case from the foregoing.
Statistically, 75% of this current batch of the scheme are N-teach volunteers who are engaged in various public schools as teaching staff. Every new experience we come across is basically and directly related to the teaching profession we have been trained for. This is what goes on in other tiers of the scheme namely N-Agro and N-Health. Besides, most of us basically live on the stipends paid to us, mainly for our transportations to and from our respective places of primary assignment, our feedings and other basic necessities we need to acquire. It is practically impossible for us to still have a saving out of the stipends, most especially in this economic reality where the price of goods and services have skyrocketed in the market; not even minding some other inevitable domestic responsibilities to cater for.
Your Excellency Sir, we are not trying to put to doubt the goodwill in the concept of the scheme and its already visible and felt effects across board, but we only wish to draw your attention to other salient realities we are confronted with, and make possible suggestions for eventual considerations.
We think there is an absolute need for your administration to look into the functionality of an unemployment eradicating mechanism that takes into consideration a lasting employability and self-reliance measures and turn the large number of unemployed graduates into a force of development in the short and long terms by engaging them permanently.
We suggest there should be well synergized plans between the federal and state governments to integrate and absorb these trained and well equipped and dedicated young graduates into a workable system where they can fully and profitably utilize and put into practice all the skills they have acquired over time. That will further enhance and justify the very purpose of implementation of the scheme: reducing youth unemployment and poverty in the society.
Abandoning us back to the streets where we were once picked from to infuse our creative energetic abilities might have detrimental effects on our collective well being as a nation.
Already, the scheme has made and still making tremendous and incommensurable landmark achievements, going by the uncountable daily success stories that are flooding the social media sphere, and more practically, the real impacts it has brought to individuals at different levels in the society, both the direct beneficiaries of the scheme, and the anomalies it was meant to correct. Permit us to redundantly delve a little on this.
The Educational Sector
This sector has highly been boosted by the presence of volunteers in schools. The perennial lack of teachers in our educational system has been filled with well trained, youthful, energetic and passionate N-teach beneficiaries. Subjects which remained for years untaught are now being taught efficiently. Classrooms abandoned by the scanty number of teachers are all given adequate monitoring. Pupils and students half baked or previously not even taught are being handled with the most modern educational teaching and learning methods. Public schools have gained back their lost glory. Learners are happy to go back to public schools. The zeal of old days are being highly rekindled. The programme has really made progress in this sector with the presence of over 100,000 N-teach volunteers.
The Agricultural Sector
This sector determines the strength and the weakness of our micro and macro economy. For long, there has been a serious gap of communication between government policies and agricultural intervention programmes which had led to a highly volatile sector in term of poor productivity and pauperisation of those involved in the agro business. The recent deployment of Npower volunteers as extension agents, all over the nation, to directly conduct assessments of farming activities and to carry on direct sensitisation of farmers at all stages, has brought up the level of production and has also equipped the farmers with better and greater techniques to farming, conservation and sales for greater profitability. The volunteers go miles deep in the farmlands to meet and have first hand assessments of the challenges being faced in the regions and report back to the experts at the tail end of the administration for resolutions. Farmers are now happy and soon with the abundant yield, everybody will be able to afford more sufficient and qualitative food.
The Health Sector
The recent deployment of Npower volunteers as assistants to the health workers has tremendously given a level of relief to the existing workers who almost have no shift period due to lack of staffs. The primary health care centres dispersed in remote areas in rural communities and who only set eyes on health workers once in a week are now full of excitement with volunteers under the Npower programme deployed to their localities to have daily records and health assessments of the host communities. This has reduced avoidable mortalities of patients in rural areas and crowded general hospitals. As a results of this, self medication has drastically reduced due to the presence and services of Npower volunteers available at all times.
Mr President, it is with a heart full of hope that we bring our plight to you. It might mean little or nothing to you, but it means everything to us as unemployed graduates desirous to remain relevant and productive in a system that had hitherto no proper plans for youths and which also neglected their interests for so long.
The N-Power Initiative Scheme has successfully extracted from the limbo of the streets hundreds of thousands of graduate youths who could not find a job after many years of schooling and going through all processes of employability in our dear country. Many of us who lost faith in the system have joined the underworld caucuses while we were groping for possible sustainable jobs.
Your Excellency, the bitter truth is the knowledge of going back to the streets with little or nothing at the expiration of the scheme. The 24 months duration of the programme is coming to an end as a frightening nightmare to us. Are we going back to the streets where we were fetched from after dedicated and creative works at our various places of assignment? What happens to us after the scheme and what shall be our fate?
Our sincere plea to this administration is to open a window for consideration of absorbing us permanently into the civil service, both at the federal and state levels. This can be achieved by putting in place a mechanism that shall consider the conditions and modus operandi of such exercise, taking into consideration our attendance at places of work, our commitment and dedication to work, and the impacts laid in our immediate environment under the volunteering job.
We are not unaware of the many challenges faced by this regime most especially that it is trying to correct the many abnormalities engendered by previous and successive administrations, but we think the permanent engagement of valiant young graduates trained and equipped with adequate skills should also not be undermined in this era where we know youths are the driving forces behind any prosperous nation. 200, 000 young graduates, if well channelled and properly catered for can immensely revolutionalize all sectors of the economy. But the reverse might be the case if there is no proper arrangements from the government. Youths build nations, and youths also destroy nations.
You have given us the opportunity to serve our communities and by extension our nation through this scheme, we have made noticeable impacts. We appreciate you and your government for such opportunity. But the sustenability of such impacts can only be achieved if we are permanently engaged. This is a candid and humble invitation to you Sir, to look into the possibility of permanently absorbing us into the civil service for efficient productivity. We can not afford to go back to the streets.
Thanks your Excellency, for the opportunity of the scheme,
Thanks for also listening to our plights,
Thanks for your prompt and favourable actions in that regards .
God bless President Muhammad Buhari,
God bless Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,
God bless your administration,
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Yours in one Nigeria,
Concerned Nationwide Npower Volunteers from the 36 states of the federation and FCT.
- Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
- The Nigerian Senate
- The National House of Representatives
- The National Executive Council,
- Nigerian Governors Forum
- Nigerian Traditional Rulers
- National Union of Teachers
- National Labour Congress
- The Federal Ministry of Education
- The Federal Ministry of Health
- The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity
- Federal Ministry of Special Duties
- Federal Ministry of Youth Development
- Secretary To The Government of the Federation
- Trade Union Congress
- The Press
- Distinguished Stakeholders
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Digitalfinga: 4:00am On Apr 10, 2018|
mod. I beg of u to move this to front page..it is very important for youth
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by bjayx: 4:52am On Apr 10, 2018|
Kolework! You'll want to join strikes, v protests, be under labour congress, call for civil service salary structure n d likes. Govt no want DAT headache.
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by deepwater(f): 7:10am On Apr 10, 2018|
It's like op has joined the nunu gang, we global.
See how he is giving buhari and APC accolades
Op just ahead bashing previous administration with style, let me tell you young man buhari did nothing for you by giving you npower. He oy succeeded In breaking your hustling spirit further.
You have appeared more weak, desperate and vulnerable than you were before the start of npower in your life.
They have made you believe you deserve 1k per day from the government after your sweat in school to be a graduate. You have been recruited into the legion of educated almajiris - swear you won't vote for buhari next election.
The fighting spirit in you has been killed the day your applied for npower, because if the Nigerian youths were any wiser they would have kicked against the npower from the beginning. Tell me one politician or statesman that has his wards in this programme ? Or are they all employed ?
If npower has impacted anything into you, you won't be afraid of returning to the streets after 24months of labour in other words the government wasted 24months of life from the pool of able-bodied youth. Multiply this by the number of youths affected and let's see the man hour down we gave lost as a nation. If this lots were used by CCECC the lagos badagry expressway would be completed in 1month.
Now you want to go into civil service to do what exactly?
Eating if the government and waiting for salary and productivity allowances from the national treasury without any significant contribution to the country ?
Was it not this country that buhari cancelled federal jobs that were given to the Nigerian youths by the former administration immediately he assumed office on the grounds that they were fraudulently employed ?
Was it not in this country the last nnpc recruitment was suspended because only those who had passed on merit was invited by Phillips consulting for interview and your fellow almajiris were not invited hence your president and minister of petroleum protracted the recruitment process till further notice? What did u do in your singular act about it?
Your know what, e go reach everybody one by one
Yours is about to hit you.
They will absorb cows and almajiris into the civil service and leave you high and dry because you are from the south.
When you get back to the street, your eye go clear, the way they used oby ezekwesili and dumped her on the street and made her almajiri counterpart D.G of NPA....it was like a Nigerian film and nobody fit cough self ....that's why I like buhari, him sabi flog people back into line
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Johnbosco77(m): 7:10am On Apr 10, 2018|
Only u post..
Only u FTC..
U go stingy for real life..
Plz does anyone know where I can find #NwaAmaikpe?
I'm using him presently as a case study for my Nairaland project..
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by SamuelAnyawu(m): 7:12am On Apr 10, 2018|
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Nobody: 7:12am On Apr 10, 2018|
Digitalfinga:People wey don plan future with N power salary. Kpele.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by castrol180(m): 7:13am On Apr 10, 2018|
up op! Up npower! Up baba n Buhari! Up Osinbajo
If this can be achieved then Buhari till 2023 when Osinbajo will take over...
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by fourhayz: 7:13am On Apr 10, 2018|
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by iambijo(m): 7:14am On Apr 10, 2018|
They shall be enlisted into Nigeria Police Force If they want a permanent status.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Cardinaljossy(m): 7:14am On Apr 10, 2018|
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by anibi9674: 7:15am On Apr 10, 2018|
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by ajimotoke(m): 7:17am On Apr 10, 2018|
i hope PMB will be patient enough to read all this can't we summarise it
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Josnac: 7:17am On Apr 10, 2018|
I never bothered reading this epistle because I know that one thing has become certain: the destination of this "one chance bus"
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by pharigoldltd: 7:19am On Apr 10, 2018|
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by justikay2000: 7:19am On Apr 10, 2018|
Buhari that is planning 2nd term will give deaf ear to all other request. Remember the full meaning of Buhari
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by sotall(m): 7:19am On Apr 10, 2018|
Give them an inch..they will ask for a mile.
If the federal government absorb all volunteers into the civil service, very soon there will be no room to take in future volunteers.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Whothecapfits: 7:22am On Apr 10, 2018|
I am still at loss how the government is going to handle the disengagement of the N POWER seemlessly at the end of the program without causing more havoc than the administration met.
In my humble view, the government is just buying time b4 they do the needful which is permanence.
It's either the permanence of Npower or forever as it is: no third option (Non Stop)
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Nobody: 7:25am On Apr 10, 2018|
Digitalfinga:Unity young beggars.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by chatacool: 7:26am On Apr 10, 2018|
I wish this will get to the appropriate quarters & I also hope it will be given the consideration it requires
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Foodforthought(m): 7:31am On Apr 10, 2018|
Permanent service is permanent service. N power is N power. If govt wanted civil servants they would have created space for it. They wanted to empower youths.
Even though I deride PMB government, this is all shades of wrong. Those beneficiaries are being selfish...and greedy. If they should be made permanent staff, knowing the kind of govt we have, there will be no room for new beneficiaries.
Dead on arrival
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by castrol180(m): 7:32am On Apr 10, 2018|
one more thing op, we can as well do paid adverts and write open letters like this on the pages of national dailies to the amiable president and his vice, who had deemed it fit to introduce such scheme which non of the past leaders had been able to do nor achieved apart from lavishly, devilishly and extravagantly stashing away our wealth for themselves and their relatives and associates in crime...
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by toyinjimoh(m): 7:34am On Apr 10, 2018|
hope it works I will be so glad
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Adeolajude(m): 7:34am On Apr 10, 2018|
Oga what happens to the new people whom they refuse to absorb yet or others who could not even make it at all talkless of collecting the little u guys collected. life no be for one person. the block head president is going back to Daura
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Atk1nson(m): 7:35am On Apr 10, 2018|
@Digitalfinga, you want to continue earning 30k as a graduate. Have our youths completely lost their sense of ambition?
We already have a situation where the FG spends over 70% on recurrent expenditure which is largely civil service emoluments, some states even spend as high as 90%. It is plain selfish to ask for the government to continue to grow the civil service.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by naijanative: 7:35am On Apr 10, 2018|
Please you guys should dream big. How much is N-Power paying? Where's government getting money for all these social ventures? Still oil money ! Just ask government to build mega farms, agro allied industries etc.This is more sustainable and will pay higher. Why do we export yam and cassava chips when you can purify it to pharmaceutical and industrial grade starch? These are things we should be talking about. Government should partner with private enterprise and develop our economy.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Nobody: 7:37am On Apr 10, 2018|
so Npower dey; Anambra, Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu.
I humbly request the cancellation of the N-power allocation to eastern Nigeria.
They have lots of food, milk and meat.
We know because they have show us the statistics like
international markets, 0.5% unemployment rate, world class shopping malls,
industrial estates, roadside duplexes, keke ambulances and ..
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|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by Calyb(m): 7:39am On Apr 10, 2018|
Foodforthought:I have come across this kind of human being several times. Very myopic
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by jamace(m): 7:39am On Apr 10, 2018|
Is Npower still functioning? Beneficiaries are not paid.
How many months is the FG owing?
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by OrangeDream(m): 7:40am On Apr 10, 2018|
See dia mouth. When we told them 2years will come like breeze and they will be dumped. They refused to listen.
Una no fit save money again abi?.
If permanence is possible, SURE-P beneficiaries would have be in the service by now.
Una wey government no fit pay una 30k regularly, na service una think say una go get?.
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by tesppidd: 7:42am On Apr 10, 2018|
Some say N power is a scam
|Re: Plea For Permanent Status For Npower Beneficiaries by AnodaIT(m): 7:43am On Apr 10, 2018|
When I got this message, I knew the hunger was real
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