N-Power October Stipend: Will Beneficiaries Get Double Payment This Month?
From left: Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holdings Company (NDPHC), Chiedo Ugbo; Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Afolabi Imoukhede; Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Executive Director, Bank of Indusry, Jonathan Tobin during the visit of Prof Osinbajo to N-Power Call Centre in Abuja on 14/7/17
The month of November is gradually winding down and beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme are yet to get paid their October stipend.
The scheme habitually delay the remuneration of roughly 500, 000 volunteers, but this current non-payment is one of the longest since the programme’s inception in 2016, this online news medium gathered.
A beneficiary who spoke to us on condition of anonymity expressed optimism that since the month of November is almost ended, they can get their stipends for two months paid together.
She told Concise News that in the past, N-Power pays backlogs of stipends to it’s beneficiaries, hence this should not be a challenge for them to sanction.
She however, cannot hide her disappointment with the scheme, saying “they should have carried us along with their decisions.”
She adds: “It could be a smart move moving the programmes (NSIP) to another ministry, but they should not put us in the dark, and should not because of that put us in unavoidable suffering.”
Introduced in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, the N-Power Programme, is a graduate and non-graduate job enhancement scheme.
The objective is to enable them acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and experience for entrepreneurship and self sufficiency at the culmination of their tenure on the programme.
The N-Power beneficiaries are then provided with N30, 000 (approximately 83 US Dollars) monthly stipend and devices to aid their learning and skills development.