N-Power Stipends ‘Alert’ To Roll In Starting Monday?
N-Power beneficiaries cannot wait to receive their owed payment (Photo Courtesy: www.consumer.ftc.gov)
It is a fresh week, month and a new working day, expectedly, beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme are hoping to receive their stipends, Concise News reports.
The apex government has not obliged in remunerating around 500, 000 graduate beneficiaries of the scheme their monthly stipend of October and November.
Assalamualaikum… Why Npower volunteers are yet to receive October/ November stipend? Please, Hon. Minister , shared more light on it https://t.co/Bq0NcOvCJq
— Raji Abdurrazaq (@AbdurrazaqRaji) November 30, 2019
Beneficiaries’ N30, 000 (approximately 83 Dollars) periodic pay is delayed. This time, a lengthy non-payment without any explanation from the scheme’s hierarchy.
Last month, this online news medium asked Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to President Muhammadu Buhari on Job Creation and Youth Employment why beneficiaries are still being owed October stipend, but he failed to respond to our SMS.
There have been subtle threats of protest from furious beneficiaries, but Concise News cannot confirm if it would hold.
However, we understand that a social media campaign, #NpowerPayOurOctoberStipend is starting to move quickly on the cyber space.
It is now over 50 days since a chunk of the beneficiaries throughout the federation received their last monthly pay. This, according to a volunteer of the scheme who prefers not to be named. The volunteer said N-Power paid September stipend October 7th onward.
The #NpowerPayOurOctoberStipend campaign which started some days ago is gaining momentum on social media (Twitter most especially).
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.
Apart from the monetary recompense, the N-Power beneficiaries are provided with devices to aid their learning and skills development.