Beneficiaries of the Muhammadu Buhari’s N-Power initiative are fuming and holding Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq responsible for the non-payment of their January stipend, Concise News reports.
The writer gathered that as of 4:45pm today, roughly 500, 000 beneficiaries nationwide under the scheme are yet to be settled their last month pay.
The N-Power is a graduate scheme under the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), and it has components such as the N-Teach, N-Agro, N-Health and N-Tax.
Beneficiaries under this scheme are posted to Place of Primary Assignments (PPAs) and are entitled to N30, 000 (approximately 83 US Dollars) monthly stipend.
Since its launch in 2016, two batches have been recruited by the apex government.
These beneficiaries’ (also addressed as volunteers) pay have always been irregular and the fate of the pioneer batch is uncertain, with constant talks of exit plan.
Check out some reactions below:
Why must the little stipend FG is giving to some less privilege Nigerians in the name of Npower always delayed every month why those taking big and good sum of money collect their salaries on or before 27th of every month? WHY???????? pic.twitter.com/PXYRJnvfF4
— Homeofwonders (@winnerfamily01) February 7, 2020
— Mohammed Sani Abdullahi (@saniadidas08) February 7, 2020
No longer shortly? This soon maybe next year oooo. I pity those that go to their PPA with transport.
— Franklin (@Ugofrank7707) February 7, 2020
Hello npower please when are we going to be paid? Is no longer funny here
— Keme (@Nice63153957) February 7, 2020
Give our money ooo
— Musa zkariya Mana (@ManaZkariya) February 6, 2020
Madam we are tired of all these your meetings. What’s the benefit to @NSIP_NG, @npower_ng are yet to collect their January stipends. Your tenor is a shame to this government@ProfOsinbajo @AjuriNgelale @npower_ng @GarShehu @aishambuhari @NGRPresident @NGRSenate https://t.co/TmbnVrAryV
— G.O (@OlaG_O1) February 6, 2020
My God will judge any body that will tell Me not to work because I’m in the @npower_ng Program. So they expect me to wait till this day before I eat and cater for other things abi? Nonsense! Rubbish people.
— wick (@sege_ranking) February 6, 2020
This woman seems incompetent and weak to handle this https://t.co/3b5IyZ7mMp pay the npower beneficiaries under her is a problem for her. I pity these youths
— JUDE SADIQ (@SadiqJude) February 6, 2020
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