N-Power: Kano participants cry out for help

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Lack of settling the allowance of participants of N-POWER programme at Kano Centre of the North West has been described as the major problem facing beneficiaries of the programme.

Speaking to The Triumph, one of the participants Ismail Umar from Zamfara state in Kauran Namoda Local Government Area, said since their arrival in Kano, the organizers of the programme have not given them a single kobo, accommodation or even feeding.
He described the situation as unfortunate as the training had to commence without finances with majority of them squatting in places of their relatives or friends, appealing to authorities concerned to come to their aid.
According to Umma Abddulrazak from Kano, after their screening, some women were disqualified on the basis of pregnancy or nursing babies while majority of them came from distant state such as Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina and Jigaawa states.
She also called on the authorities to pay their transport fares and allowances, since they have participated in the screening exercise.
Responding, one of the officials of the programme who refused to give his name, explained that the reason behind the problem is because of the arrangement that participants who came from far distances in the region such as Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and others must be catered for first in terms of accommodation and feeding before others are considered.

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