- The federal government discloses that it will take punitive action by suspending any N-Power volunteer who absconds from his/her Primary Place of Assignment (PPA)
- Justice Bibiye, the communications manager of the national social investment office gave the warning in reaction to reports about beneficiaries absconding from their duty
- Bibiye notes that the agency has taken concrete steps to address the problems of absenteeism and truancy on the part of some N-teach beneficiaries
The federal government has warned that it will suspend any N-Power volunteer who absconds from his/her Primary Place of Assignment (PPA).
The warning was issued by Justice Bibiye, the communications manager of the national social investment office in a statement on Wednesday, December 18, Premium Times reports.
He issued the warning in reaction to reports about the recurrent problems of beneficiaries of not going to their duty posts in the states where they were posted.
Bibiye disclosed that the agency had taken concrete steps to address the problems of absenteeism and truancy on the part of some N-teach beneficiaries.
He said volunteers assigned to schools by the various state governments in collaboration with the federal government are now being monitored by the school heads.
“While several complaints and observations have been made which has resulted in the expulsion of affected erring beneficiaries from the programme as stated earlier, we, however, note attempts of some to conspire with school principals who directly interact with these beneficiaries, thus providing unreliable data, further reiterating the deep-rooted corruption in the system," he said.
Meanwhile, some volunteers of the federal government youth empowerment programme, N-Power, in Osun state who were either put on hold or exited have appealed for their reinstatement into the scheme.
Legit.ng's regional reported in Osun state, Ibrahim Akinola, reports that the affected volunteers said they were unjustly removed from the scheme without any cogent reason.
According to the report, they have used all the means to appeal to the government to bring them back on board but to no avail, adding that they were yet to receive any payment of their stipends' backlogs.
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