NPower beneficiaries to receive Their January and February stipends from Friday FG vows
The Buhari Led government of Nigeria has vowed that the beneficiaries of the NPower scheme would begin to receive their January and February stipends on Friday, March 6, which is yesterday from the date this article was published. The Nation reports that this was disclosed by the senior special assistant to the president on job creation and youth empowerment, Afolabi Imoukhuede, said that the federal government had resolved the stipends and payment problems of NPower volunteers.
Npower beneficiaries have started receiving their stipends since yesterday march 6
Legitinfor gathered that the Buhari government will dispatch the January stipends of nongraduates as well as February pay for graduates of the Npower beneficiaries from Friday, March 6. Imoukhuede told newsmen on Thursday, March 6, in Abuja that efforts were in place to ensure that the payment against the backdrop of complaints by the beneficiaries of the scheme over delay in the payment of their monthly stipends since the programme was moved to a new ministry.
Also in the same development, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports that Imoukhuede, while apologising for the delay, said that the irregular payment cycle experienced in the last five months would be adduced to efforts to understand the nature of the programme.
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The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq and some volunteers of NPower. Source: UGC “The minister had said that she needed to be briefed to understand the process, which we have done and that is the reason for the hiccups. I have the assurances of the new ministry that the worst days are behind us and I am aware that the January stipend although late would be paid. “I am aware that non-graduates have not been paid yet but as I speak, it is in the final lap and you should expect payment on or before Friday this week,’’ Imoukhuede said He also said that the February stipend for graduates in the scheme was at the advanced stage. “And I have assurances that at the end of this week you should get that and also the non-graduate also by next week. So, we are catching up on these backlogs and the paperwork and the minister, the permanent secretary and the directors in the ministry are working late hours to ensure the worst days are indeed behind us,’’ Imoukhuede said.
He, however, assured the beneficiaries that there were no plans to deny any of them of their valid earnings. According to Imoukhuede, if you are not paid, it is either you failed validation or you are on temporary suspension. While noting that necessary steps would be taken to protect the beneficiaries from identity theft, Imoukhuede emphasised that payment for those who absconded from work would be placed on hold. He dispelled the notion in some quarters that some non-existent persons were enrolled in the scheme. “There are no ghost workers in Npower. Ghost workers as erroneously used are our volunteers who are in the minority, who abscond from a place of primary assignment and when we get such report we place such people on payment hold.r
Please if you have received your January and February npower stipends please kindly leave a comment below but if you have not received any stipends from npower please kindly leave a comment and we shall find a lasting solution to npower stipends payment problem