Were There Really Winners In N-Power Impact Series?
Some N-Power beneficiaries (Image: Pulse.ng)
Back in November, prior to the 2019 Nigerian General Elections, one of the Federal Government‘s social investment programmes, N-Power launched an impact series where beneficiaries can win up to N1 million.
Concise News reports that the competition – open to all N-Power beneficiaries – is a social media competition for beneficiaries to share the impact the scheme has had on them and on their respective communities.
In the N-Power Impact Series Competition, 1 Beneficiary in each state has the opportunity to win 1 Million Naira.
All you have to do is upload a video talking about how N-Power has impacted your life and your community.
Follow the rules carefully.
— N-Power (@npower_ng) November 12, 2018
According to the N-Power, winner, 1st and 2nd runner-ups from each state will receive attractive cash prizes. One beneficiary from the 36 states and the FCT will win one million naira each as first prizes while 1st and 2nd runner up in each state will win 250, 000 and 100, 000 naira each respectively.
Numerous beneficiaries obliged to the call then.
— babalola temitope (@Testament008) November 14, 2018
Kindly RT and like what my friend is doing with the little stipend he got from Npower (2016-2018)
— Abubakar Ishaq (@Ab_Ishaq) November 15, 2018
— sedi chika (@ChikaSedi) December 25, 2018
— 🇳🇬 Your village people💎 (@VillageWizards) January 10, 2019
— Oyewole Taiwo (@Oyewole44926430) December 26, 2018
— kaycee irikannu (@irikannu01) December 7, 2018
4 MONTHS AFTER:
— Npowerites (@npowerites) May 5, 2019
However, checks by this online news medium reveal that till date, winners have not been announced.
Was it an antic to garner goodwill cum votes in an election won by the ruling government?