By Lola Seriki- Idahosa
N-POWER DEVICE ISSUES! Batch ‘A’ beneficiaries were not able to collect N- Devices from MTN who are in charge of distribution. Some collected on Saturday 14th others were asked to come Monday 16th.
When we got to the distribution point, we met no one. On getting to MTN office, they said they are no longer in charge of distribution and that they don’t have any information about the where about of the devices, we beneficiaries are now confused, according to an aggrieved beneficiary who spoke to traceReporter on phone.
The Aggrieved beneficiaries in Delta State on Tuesday however appealed to Buhari to call MTN to order for failing to give them their approved devices.
The beneficiaries who also protested to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (Warri Correspondent Chapel) said their problem started when they were directed to go to MTN office in Warri to collect their devices.
Speaking on behalf of the Aggrieved N-Power Staff during the protest, Mr Michael Saviour told journalists that MTN has refused to hand over their devices to them, saying that the devices were no longer available.
The aggrieved N-Power Staff who came under “Batch A”, chanted solidarity songs and marched through major streets in Warri in a peaceful protest before ending at the NUJ, said they are suspecting foul play.
They claimed that the Alaka Branch Manager of MTN has allegedly thwarted their efforts and failed to give them attention in collecting the devices after being redirected from Asaba to the 3 Battalion Nigerian Army Barracks, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.
Mr Saviour added that they decided to raise the alarm because they have not gotten any reliable information either from Asaba or Warri, even when the devices have been approved by the Federal Government to be distributed to them.
Saviour who was flanked by Okiemute Ronuwe, Odiakaose Fidelis and others, however, noted that their salaries have been coming regularly saying, “We cannot say it is a Scam but our problem is with MTN.”
All efforts to reach the Alaka Branch Manager of MTN proved abortive as calls made to his phone were not picked and text messages were not reply.