Welcome to the latest N-power news headlines update for today, Thursday, August 1, 2019, on Concise News.
The July stipends of N-Power volunteers has not been paid, Concise News gathered. Recall that March stipends were not paid as and when due. However, our findings revealed that beneficiaries received their salary on the due date in the months of April and May. This online news medium observed 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. Billions of naira have been spent on the N-Power programme since its inception in December 2016. Read more here.
About 500 N-Power volunteers in Zamfara State have opted out of the programme after securing permanent employment, Executive Secretary, Social Investment Programme in the state, Kabiru Umar, has disclosed, Concise News reports. Umar said in an interview with NAN in Gusau on Tuesday, that those who left were engaged by federal and state government ministries and agencies. He said a total of 11, 122 persons in Zamfara were engaged under the programme between 2016 and 2017 in the areas of education, health and agriculture. The executive secretary added that 321 other volunteers were engaged under the N-Power Knowledge, where volunteers served under experts in hardware and software, and other related fields. Umar, however, noted that it was very difficult to effectively monitor the performance of the volunteers because of inadequate vehicles. “We have been receiving complaints from school principals and headmasters of absenteeism by some N-Power volunteers posted to schools, but we are constrained by inadequate mobility to monitor them effectively.” Read more here.
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