N-Power: News Update On September Stipends Payment
N-Power beneficiaries now paid their September stipends

Calm has now been restored following the payment of the September stipends of N-Power volunteers, Concise News reports.

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s social investment programme had been lamenting the delay in payment of last month’s stipend.

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But this online news medium observed that since payment commenced on Monday, beneficiaries who stormed social media to voice their displeasure over the non-payment of their stipends have now mellowed.

Concise News 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.

Billions of naira have been spent on the N-Power programme since its inception in December 2016.

The N-Power scheme currently engages no fewer than 500,000 youth graduates deployed to provide public health services in teaching, health, agriculture and tax and monitoring.

These graduate beneficiaries earn a monthly stipend of N30, 000 (82.75 USD).

N-Power also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.

See some reactions below following settlement of September stipends: