4 Key Takeaways From Minister In Charge Of N-Power’s Monday Press Briefing

3 Key Takeaways From Minister In Charge Of N-Power's Monday Press BriefingThe National Social Investment Programmes NSIP (an initiative the N-Power scheme is one of it’s elements), which was formerly under the office of the vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and managed by Hajia Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social intervention, was moved to the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development on October 1

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHDSD) in Nigeria, Sadiya Umar Farouq at a Press Briefing to respond to the nonpayment of stipends to N-Power beneficiaries promised they will be settled “by the 20th of December, 2019”.

Concise News reports that the Ministry reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that beneficiaries of all the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) access interventions designed for them within the stipulated guidelines.

The Ministry said it is currently engaging the NSIP Cluster Heads for clarifications; in essence, the Handover and Taking process for these two programmes is still ongoing.

It also added that it has been working on a transition program for those that are progressing out of the N-Power — after their 24 months in the scheme have elapsed.

Alongside this, “we are preparing to receive a new intake of participants in the program, who will then participate for 24 months before transitioning on to greater things”, FMHDSD divulged.

“…all these beneficiaries, including their December (stipend). By the 20th of December, we should be able to pay all these beneficiaries,” Minister Sadiya Farouq said.

Below are some key takeaways:

(1) The Handover and Taking process (between the office of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the FMHDSD) for the Home Grown Feeding and N-Power programmes is still ongoing.

(2) 2016 beneficiaries will be transitioned “on to greater things”.

(3) Another set of volunteers will be recruited ‘soon’.

(4) October, November and December stipends ‘should be paid by the 20th of this month’.

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