FMHADMSD To Npower Batch A & B be calm to enable us Prepare adequately For Your Transition The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and social development have advised the exited batch A and B beneficiaries to exercise more patience and await the result of the efforts being made by the Honorable Minister who is currently engaging various MDAs including the CBN and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure that the eligible exited beneficiaries are transited to government progammes or even employment where available.
In this regard, “we have directed Focal Persons of NSIPs in all the states to submit an updated list and details of the exited N-Power beneficiaries that are interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry” according to the Honourable Minister.
The Minister also explained that the Batches A & B N-Power beneficiaries knew from the beginning as they were informed that the programme is for 24 months.
Furthermore, the non-dis-engagement of Batch A beneficiaries after 24 months was done out of exigencies of the time. Therefore, exiting Batches, A & B after 40 and 24 months respectively is in line with the conditions stipulated at the time of their enrollment, she said.
FMHADMSD Noted that The Mistake Made With Npower Batch A And B Will Not Be Repeated again With npower Batch C
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has promised not to make the mistake the made with batch A and B beneficiaries in terms of clarity of objective to avoid confusion with batch C. In a press statement released by the Ministry yesterday, the Honourable Minister stated that the incoming Batch C beneficiaries will clearly know the details of their terms of enrollment and exit at the time of entry into the programme to avoid what happened in the case of Batches A and B.
Furthermore, an adequate plan will be made well ahead of their time of exiting the program to avoid what happened presently.
According to the Honourable Minister, the candidates seeking enrollment into batch C will be scrutinized and selected on merit. ”The ministry will follow a transparent process for selecting the qualified beneficiaries out of the 5,000,000 (five million) who applied”.
The N-power programme is designed to assist young Nigerians between the ages of 18 to 35 to acquire and develop life-long skills for becoming change-makers in their communities and players in the domestic and global markets and given a stipend of N30,000 monthly.