Latest N-Power News Headlines For Today Tuesday, October 8th
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Welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Tuesday October 8th, 2019, on Concise News.
Here are the latest N-Power news headlines
September Stipend: Beneficiary Lays Weighty Allegation Against N-Power
Handlers of the N-Power scheme have been accused of keeping the September stipends of beneficiaries to accumulate interest in the bank.
This news medium understands that N-Power beneficiaries have not been paid their September 2019 stipend, seven days into a new month.
Some of the beneficiaries of the empowerment scheme are furious over the delay in the payment of the September stipend, describing it as habitual.
According to a Twitter user who claims to be a beneficiary of the scheme, N-Power handlers have kept their stipends in a bank to accumulate interest for them before they are paid. Read more here.
N-Power: News Update On September Stipends Payment
Beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are growing impatient with the delay in stipends as another week of the tenth month of the year starts.
Beneficiaries’ stipends are not usually paid as and when due, we observed.
As well, this online news medium noticed that federal workers usually receive their salaries between 25th and 30th of each month. But N-Power beneficiaries – classified as Federal Government workers too – do not have a consistent payday.
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 scheme also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.
The graduate beneficiaries earn a monthly stipend of N30, 000 (approximately 83 USD).
Dubbed as the largest post-tertiary employment programme in Africa, the Muhammadu Buhari government sees the scheme as one of its major achievements. Read more here.
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