Latest N-Power News Today Friday 13th December 2019
A pleasant day to you and welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Friday December 13th, 2019, on Concise.
Here are the latest N-Power news headlines
N-Power: Batch A Beneficiaries’ October Stipend ‘Withheld’
Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme have started receiving payment since Tuesday, Concise can confirm.
However, it was observed that only November payment was settled (N30,000) for the pioneer beneficiaries – the Batch A who were recruited in 2016.
Most of their colleagues who are Batch B received stipends for double months (October and November). A Batch B volunteer, Ademeso Temitope confirmed this to Concise.
The volunteers – numbering thousands – are being owed October stipend.
Why the government decided to pay November before October remains a riddle.
Earlier, Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development had promised last week that beneficiaries will be settled their ‘backlogs’ (including the twelfth month) on or before 20th of December. Read more here.
N-Power Beneficiaries Bemoan ‘Unfair’ Payment Tack
Batch A (2016) beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are worried about the non-payment of their October stipend, this online news medium observed.
Since payment commenced on Tuesday, N-Power graduate beneficiaries (around 500, 000 nationwide) have been confirming receipt of their N30,000 stipend.
Despite that, Concise discovered that Batch A beneficiaries only got paid their November stipend, while their Batch B colleagues have received for the months of October and November.
In fact, it was detected that Batch B beneficiaries – who were on-boarded in 2018 – were the early recipients of the stipend.
Those who were recruited into the programme in 2016 are referred to as Batch A volunteers. There are 200,000 pioneer beneficiaries in the first tranche of the Federal Government’s N-Power volunteer scheme.
Although the duration of their engagement expired last year, they were told to continue alongside the 300,000 Nigerian youths subsequently recruited. Read more here.
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