‘I’ve Learnt My Lesson From N-Power’, Beneficiaries Lament Unpaid Stipend
N-Power beneficiaries. Image: Powerhopes
Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power programme are thoroughly displeased with 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 the attention of concerned Nigerian public office holders to the current situation as the eleventh month of the year enters day ten.
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).
These 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:
Npower volunteers are still waiting for their October stipends. please presidency look into it
— Ladan kudu (@Ladankudu) November 9, 2019
Npower volunteers are still waiting for their October stipends oooh! please do something fast https://t.co/veczPZCdlr
— Ladan kudu (@Ladankudu) November 7, 2019
— Hashim Ibrahim (@El_hashim1) November 8, 2019
Good morning sir/ma, i don’t know what holding our stipend. Please Mr. President, the VP and our new minister to humanitarian and disaster management should look on to the delays of our stipend and our device for N-power 2017 set. Thank you.
— MUKAILA AFOLABI H. (@huss4milky2015) November 9, 2019
Npower need to feel our pain I have learn my lesson from npower never depend on them
— Daniel David emioge (@EmiogeDaniel) November 7, 2019
It is not fair…. We need our stipends… Cos it not easy
— Mamudu Mohammed Kashetu (@2Mkashetu) November 9, 2019
what is happening with the delay concerning our stipend for Oct na…
— Adah Grace I (@AdahGraceI1) November 9, 2019
— DON Clinton (@LawrenceClinto8) November 9, 2019