Beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are growing impatient with the delay in stipends as another week of the tenth month of the year starts, Concise News reports.
Beneficiaries’ stipends are not usually paid as and when due, we observed.
As well, this online news medium noticed 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.
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).
The scheme also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.
The graduate 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:
Please when are u paying our September stipend
— ⛑official_yoruba king✍🏿 (@AbdusalamAbuba5) October 7, 2019
Honestly our stipend has become something else what is the problem of delayed if we don’t have stipend again tell us to stop going to our PPA is no proper were do you guys expect us to get transportation to our working place especially we that our working place is far from us?
— Anthony Sarki (@AnthonySarki2) October 7, 2019
Your Npower volunteers are yet to be paid their September stipend Mr President..I just hope you are aware of this nasty reoccurrence of stipend delays every month end.
— Deco_G (@iamdecogeorge) October 7, 2019
@npower_ng you people are doing a great job, kudos to you guys…. Plsss you people can do better by early payment..,.
— aladelokun jimlas (@jimlasdamisi) October 7, 2019
@npower_ng pls what is happening to September stipend. We are really waiting.
— obiomaobi (@obiomachigozie) October 6, 2019
Its now a tradition, today’s date is 37th of September, 2019
4 those who know.@npower_ng do something, It’s over a year & no news about device for batch 2.
Owing graduates ₦30K, paying dropouts ₦26M
540,000 NPower beneficials get lesser than NGR legislators #pathetic
— Naija Get Mouth (@NaijaGetMouth) October 7, 2019
Npower how far now 🙄😞🤷🏻♀️
— Mss Abubakar (@Hanifatu3) October 5, 2019