N-Power: See Latest ‘Update’ On October Stipend
N-Power (Image Courtesy: N-Power Twitter)
Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme are still fuming over what they describe as ‘perpetual delay of their monthly stipend’, Concise News reports.
Checks by this online news medium revealed that beneficiaries nationwide are yet to get paid their last month’s stipend.
Being the fifteenth day of another month, beneficiaries are unhappy with the habitual delay.
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.
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.
Due to the deficiency in the number of teaching staff in public schools, many “unemployed graduates” were deployed to schools in order to complement the efforts of the staff on ground.
In 2016 when the N-Power programme started, 200,000 beneficiaries were selected and deployed to their Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) out of about 700,000 Nigerian graduates who reportedly applied.
Two batches have been recruited since the launch of the programme.
Check out some reactions below:
@NTANewsNow Npower beneficiaries are very much worried over their Unpaid October stipend…
This is 15th day of November but they are yet to receive their October stipend and the Official of Npower Kept shot no any information regarding the delaying of the payment…
— Uzairu Mukhtar (@UzairuMukhtar2) November 15, 2019
@npower_ng it has come to our notice Everytime @MBuhari is out of the Country you don’t pay your beneficiaries in time is 15th and they are not paid October stipends@ZShamsuna @ProfOsinbajo@fola37 pic.twitter.com/ltJgZDdP7G
— Muhammad Arzika Gambo (@gamboarzika) November 15, 2019
— ÇhíKå (@Riesvik) November 14, 2019
@npower_ng , Pls what is happening to our October 2019 Stipend.
Why the long delay and zero motivation
— Gualo, Confidence (@GualoConfidence) November 13, 2019
Now i can say that npower is not fair in dealing with beneficiaries. If uptill today 14/11/2019 we still await the payment of october stipend and nobody is even talking to us.
— Sinmisola Oguntona (@untamed_sinmi) November 14, 2019
Greetings …..pls when do we expect October stipend
— D£$IR€ H£AV$ID£ (@desiresam60) November 15, 2019
Please honourable minister do all your best to pay npower volunteers their October stipend
— shamsuddeen Sagir karadua (@KaraduaSagir) November 14, 2019
— ASOROCK 4U GMB (@jubiOMEIZA) November 14, 2019
Good evening, please when is the Stipend for October going to be paid? Please, I am hungry.
— komolafe kayode (@kayodespl) November 14, 2019
Its only in Nigeria will the Government claiming next level refuse to pay its hardworking youth their 30k stipend of October today being 14th of November. @MBuhari @NGRSenate @ProfOsinbajo @femigbaja @NGRPresident @atiku @fkeyamo @renoomokri
— 🇳🇬 In the making (@IloOlasunkanmi) November 14, 2019
Kindly pay @npower_ng October stipend.
— Nura ibn wasih (@tanimolaolawal1) November 14, 2019
Oga, why una still dey delay @npower_ng beneficiaries October stipend?
— THIS WORLD IS VANITY!!! (@MAJORITY001) November 14, 2019