Some participants skipped classes to stage a protesting front of the training center located at the Federal College of Education (FCE) Yola over alleged discrepancy in transport allowances even among beneficiaries from the same state.
The said contrarily to the N10,000 promised to them for transport allowance, some of the beneficiaries from Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states received N2,500
Khalid Abdulkadir who spoke on behalf of Gombe state contingents said some of the beneficiaries from his state received N2,500 as against N10,000 while some had not yet received feeding allowances.
“Adamawa participants were promised N2,500 transport fees while those from outside Adamawa were to receive N10,000 each as transport allowance. We are from Gombe but many of us received only N2,500 from an individual, Ezeilo Ugochukwu while those of us who got N10,000 were paid directly from N-Power. So we became suspicious of the process”, he said.
He also alleged that feeding allowances have still not been given to participants, one week after the programme commenced.
He said some of them who came from other states had to abandon the programme because they could not endure hunger.
“Those of us from other states who received N10,000 as transport fee were paid directly from N-Power office while those who were paid only N2,500 got the money through an individual, Ezeilo Ugochukwu. The federal government should probe the process to ensure accountability and transparency”, he stated.