As a new week starts and N-Power beneficiaries throughout Nigeria are yet to get paid their September stipends, they are bothered, Concise News reports.
This online news medium observed that beneficiaries nationwide are yet to get paid their last month’s stipends.
Being the sixth day of a new month, volunteers are unhappy with the constant delay, considering Federal government workers (which N-Power beneficiaries are also classified) are believed to have received their ‘alert’.
The N-Power Programme is a job creation and skills empowerment programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
According to the FG, it is designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become practical solution providers in their communities, enabling them to become innovative players in the domestic and global markets.
The programme is for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35.
The FG says the main policy thrust of the N-Power scheme is to harness large-scale skill development in the country.
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 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.
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 in the graduate category of the scheme.
Two batches have been recruited since the launch of the programme in 2016.
Check out some reactions over unpaid September 2019 stipend below:
This is not funny & u guys are making the volunteers look useless. Tell me wat is holding our stipend that @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @npower_ng can’t pay b4 month ending
Still yet no proper explanation why the delay. Now, after 1 yr and 2 months, still 2017 batch don’t have device
— WHY⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ (@pourrle56) October 5, 2019
Why is it so difficult for the @npower beneficiaries to receive their stipend at the right time???
Can’t they have their stipend at month end? Like the normal government workers
— AA Michael (@Wasscky7) October 4, 2019
Govt will not let pride to kill them. If u can’t sustain Npower scrap it than making fool out of yourself @MBuhari @npower_ng is 5th day in Oct no payment for Sept stipend and u wan mk them go school Monday go do N-teach
— Mr Chima (@chima_oguzie) October 5, 2019
Bad people hiding everywhere to do evil, you guys are there to kill the program, apart from the normal embezzement, you still have to fixed our stipend every month to get intrest. Without the knowledge of @MBuhari , @NGRSenate @NigeriaGov @officialEFCC
— Peter PhD (Combridge Affidavit) (@Bodmas55) October 5, 2019
Npower how far now 🙄😞🤷🏻♀️
— Mss Abubakar (@Hanifatu3) October 5, 2019