N-Power: Payees Tell Scheme Handlers What To Do About October Stipend
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Nigerian President on Job Creation and Youth Employment and other officials at the N-Power Unit in Abuja (Photo Courtesy: N-Power/Twitter)
Beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are asking the Federal Government to pay their October stipend as the eleventh month of the year enters day seven, 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).
These payees earn a monthly stipend of N30, 000 (approximately 83 USD).
The scheme also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.
Check out some reactions over unpaid October 2019 stipend below:
Kindly look into the matter on delay in payment
— KUTI A KUTI (@kuti_abas) November 5, 2019
30k is too hard to pay on the 30th of the month
— Sir John (@JohnElue) November 5, 2019
Forget this and pay us our October stipends, it is very sad and regretable that it is November and we have not been paid. U have disabled us by doing so.
— Abdulrahman (@aliyuabdul11) November 5, 2019
Gud to hear that, but pls what is delaying our Payment?
— Anas Isah (@AnasIsa83420111) November 5, 2019
What about our stipend wetin day hapun ah nawa oo
— Christian J. (@khris247) November 6, 2019
Nice one npower but our stipend pls
— Samuel Edet (@SamuelE36175228) November 6, 2019
Pay us our hard-earned pls.
— Abubakar Ahmad (@Abubaka26509486) November 5, 2019
When is October stipen will be paid
— Mohammed Hussaini (@Mohamme79682771) November 6, 2019