N-Power: Are Beneficiaries Getting October Stipend ‘Alert’ Today?
Some N-Power beneficiaries (Photo: N-Power/Twitter)
There have been rumours that some beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme have started getting credit “alert” for their October 2019 stipend, Concise News reports.
A post on one of the N-Power groups on Facebook claimed N-Power beneficiaries have started receiving payment for their October stipend for 2019.
“My dear beneficiaries…it has started raining. October stipend is here,” the beneficiary claimed.
However, checks by Concise News revealed that there is no truth in the claim as beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are still expecting to get the October 2019 stipend any time from today.
Every month, the Federal 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).
A chunk of the 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.
Beneficiaries do not need high-wire connections as the screening process was largely transparent and efficient.