Are You Waiting For Us To Protest? – N-Power Beneficiaries Bemoan Unpaid October Stipend
N-Power beneficiaries. Image: Powerhopes
2016 and 2017 beneficiaries of the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s N-Power scheme are still disgruntled by the non-payment of their October stipend.
Concise News reports that beneficiaries’ stipends are not usually paid as and when due. Hence, some of the volunteers have besieged public platforms to call out Nigerian public office holders to the current situation as the eleventh month of the year enters day thirteen.
Every month, the Nigerian government spends about N15 billion as stipends on over 500,000 volunteers of the N-Power scheme, a component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP).
The graduate payees earn a monthly stipend of N30, 000 (approximately 83 USD).
The scheme also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.
Check out some reactions over unpaid October 2019 stipend below:
Please on suicide matter, help us beg Npower to pay beneficiaries their October stipends, today is 13th of November ooo, some of them can’t buy food and ulcer issues and stomach flu is getting high now. Some of them are going through hard times now because of 30k less than $100.
— profLambeau (@1_Lambeau) November 13, 2019
— Richie (@Aminrichie) November 13, 2019
Please pay us before we die ooo
— Joshua ano (@Josh4mula) November 13, 2019
Purpose of the program can never be met with this kind of monthly delay of stipends
We heard they fixing the stipend.
— IMRAN_Basheer (@kayguy007) November 12, 2019
Thank you.. we actually had amazing day.. but it should have been better with our stipends
— GreenLight (@JMBArgungu) November 11, 2019
Pls we are begging buhari not to send us @npower beneficiaries back to the street,we don’t want to go into crime we want to work,help us out
— Bamawo Osarumen (@BOsarumen) November 13, 2019
You people have diverted our stipend, for your own selfish gain. There is God oooo today is 13th day of another month and you’ve all received your salary since 23-25 not too good haba
— Ryhannah 2010 (@2010Ryhannah) November 13, 2019