N-Power: News Update On September Stipends Payment

N-Power: News Update On September Stipends PaymentN-Power beneficiaries are yet to get paid their September stipends eight days into a new month

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, Concise News reports.

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.

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Headquartered under the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, N-Teach is the most popular of the N-SIP, which also focuses on health, agriculture and public finance in the graduate category of the scheme.

Two batches have been recruited since the launch of the programme in 2016.

Check out some reactions over unpaid September 2019 stipend below:

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