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Npower News Thursday 15th October 2020 as compiled by NewsOnline Nigeria Editorial Team.
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NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed Batches A and B Beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme who were earlier omitted from payment of their stipends to report to their various State Focal Persons for verification and re-validation.
In a statement released on Tuesday by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Farouq, the directive is part of “efforts to resolve unpaid stipends withheld due to discrepancies in records of the beneficiaries”.
“Investigations conducted by the Office of the AGF following the omission of some N-Power beneficiaries from payment of stipends indicated that some beneficiaries were also drawing salaries from other Federal Government MDAs.
“However, the minister has directed that opportunity be given to the affected beneficiaries to verify and re-validate their eligibility so that qualified beneficiaries can be paid for their participation in the N-Power Programme.
NPower beneficiaries have made a fresh demand after receiving their last owned July stipend last week Friday.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that given the July stipend settlement last week Friday, Npower Batch A and B have shifted their attention to the FG transition plans.
While the July stipend was their last payment from the scheme, many of them are hitherto discussing their future and proper integration into the society.
NewsOnline Nigeria recalls that the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development said it was still working on transition opportunities for the exited Batch A and B.
But as at the time of publishing this report, nothing concrete has been announced.
Federal Government has commenced the payment of Npower July Stipend to all the batch A and B Beneficiaries.
NewsOnline Nigeria gathered the payment of the Beneficiaries commenced last week Friday and still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.
Confirming the payment, Ademeso Temitope, a Batch B graduate beneficiary of the scheme who uses UBA, confirmed to our reporter that she had been paid since Friday morning.
Also, other beneficiaries, who all do not want to be named, confirmed that the July payment is being settled.
This online news medium learnt that the Beneficiaries being paid are roughly 300,000 graduate Batch B volunteers in the famed scheme.
The Federal Government pays them a monthly stipend of N30, 000 (approximately 79 US Dollars).
N-Health, N-Agro, N-Health and N-Tax were some of the components of the N-Power Programme.
Of all, N-Teach is the most popular, with Nigerian youths posted to government-owned schools.
‘Npower Minister’ has distanced self and Ministry from the alleged diversion N2.72b School Feeding Funds.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have dissociated itself from the alleged diversion of N2.72b meant for feeding school pupils during the coronavirus lockdown.
The ministry explained the Federal Government Colleges school feeding programme referred to by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was different from the Home Grown School Feeding, which is one of the Social Investment Programmes of the ministry.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development has given more detailed updates on Absorbing Transitioned NPower Beneficiaries.
According to the update, NPower revealed that it has received 2000 names of exit volunteers who are willing to be transitioned to the other phase of the NPower programme.
NewsOnline Nigeria understands that the 2000 NPower volunteers are the first batch that will be used to test run the plans put in place, apparently, there will be massive transition after the “test-run” stage.
In an interview with Aliu, NPower Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq cautioned volunteers to be patients as Rome was not built in a day.
In her last talk-show during the Presidential Ministerial Performance Retreat Review, Sadiya hinted plans to transition NPower volunteers that will yield positive results.
National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has disbursed N13.3b To 15,246 NPower Beneficiaries.
NewsOnline Nigeria learnt from NSIP that a total number of 15,246 beneficiaries of both batches A and B beneficiaries of NPower in Kwara state were paid a sum of N13.3 billion before they exited the programme.
According to Kwara state Focal Person of National Social Investment Programme, Hajia Bashirah Abdulrazaq, she stated that Npower batch A beneficiaries of the programme were engaged for a period of 42 months and were paid a total sum of N7.4 billion.
Hajia AbdulRazaq further stated that Npower batch B beneficiaries spent about 24 months, saying they received a total sum of N5.7 billion.
In her word, “Non-graduates received the sum of N10,000 every month and were engaged for a period of 24 months with a total sum of over N24 million spent,”.
She also said that the Kwara state government had replicated the youth empowerment programme, codenamed K-Power, in order not to throw beneficiaries into the labour market after exiting the Social Intervention scheme like that.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has debunked websites saying Npower Shortlisted Applicants List Is Out as fake.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has called on its 2020 Batch C applicants to be vigilant about fake website circulating online asking applicants to input their email and phone numbers.
The Ministry while calling on well-meaning Nigerians to help alert their neighbourhood shared a screenshot from the purported fake website.
“Please disregard, kindly share and help us in checking these fraudulent messages”
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, Thursday, assured Nigerians that the selection process in the NPower Batch C will be transparent and there are plans to absorb the exited Npower beneficiaries into a new scheme.
The Minister gave the assurance at an interactive forum with state focal persons of the National Social Investment Programmes, yesterday in Abuja where she also said that the Federal Government have successfully exited batch A and B from the scheme.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Npower Beneficiaries Stipends payment approval notice was made known to newsmen via a tweet by the Scheme Minister.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq has taken to her official Twitter page to disclosing the development.
The Minister also revealed that the review of Npower Batch C 2020 Applicants is still ongoing and promises to release the list in due course.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, has disclosed that discussions are ongoing to ensure that exited and eligible N-Power beneficiaries are absorbed into government programmes.
According to a statement on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by Sadiya’s Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Nneka Anibeze, the Minister said exited beneficiaries should exercise more patience and await the result of her efforts.
Nigerian Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Scheme have given an important update to Npower Batch C 2020 Applicants.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, on Friday gave an update on the NPower C recruitment progress.
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