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Buhari Govt – We Will Pay N-Power Beneficiaries Soon. [Nigeria]

Nigerian Government has announced that beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme, N-Power, will receive their April stipend next week.

The beneficiaries have been lamenting the continuous delay in the payment of their stipends for some months now.

They are now clamouring for their April payment since the announcement of the lockdown in some states owing to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, however, gave the assurance on Friday, adding that the payment process was at the final stage.


Farouq, who spoke on Friday at the daily briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said, “It is in the final stage of payment and by early next week, they will get their payment Insha Allah.”

Beneficiaries of the programme had last month lamented the delay in payment of their stipends since the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, under the leadership of Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, took over the scheme.



Adamawa: 30 N-Power beneficiaries sacked ..

Mary Yuwadi, Focal Person of the federal government’s Social Investment Programs ( SIP), made this known in an interview on Wednesday in Yola. N.Rs learnt

Yuwadi noted that the 30 teachers, were dismissed for absconding duties at their places of primary assignment.

”Under the Federal Government National Social Investment Programme, a total of 14,100 Youths in the state were registered in various segments of the programmes.

” The federal government has also stopped their monthly payment. This will serve as deterrent for other members who are not serious in their places of work.

”We discovered that some of those who registered under the programme in Adamawa, reside in Abuja and Lagos and collect the stipend being paid.

”We also found out that some of those who registered, were civil servants working in various local government areas across the state,” she said.

On the impact of the programme especially N-Power Teach, she said:” the programme has significantly improved the standard of primary and junior secondary schools education in the state.

”’There is inadequate supervision, mobility and accommodation problems”.

NAN reports that the N-Power was introduced in 2016 by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration “to imbibe the entrepreneurship culture in the Nigerian youth aged between 18 and 35 — both graduates and non-graduates”.

An estimated 500,000 youths across the country are currently engaged in the scheme, providing services in the country’s education, health, agriculture sectors and local government offices with a monthly N30,000 stipend.

These programmes include N-Power Teach and Tech, Conditional Cash Transfer, Schools Feeding among others.