N-Power promises to pay beneficiaries’ stipends, warns absentees

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with beneficiaries of N-Power programme.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with beneficiaries of N-Power programme.

N-Power, a federal government empowerment scheme, said that it is working to ensure that a backlog of beneficiaries’ stipends is cleared.
“Dear Graduate Beneficiaries, we hope that you have resumed your duties in your different Places of Primary Assignments (PPA),” N-Power tweeted on Tuesday.

“We are working tirelessly to ensure that beneficiaries’ stipends and those with backlogs are cleared,” N-Power said on Twitter.

N-Power’s assurance is in response to a recent protest by some beneficiaries over the nonpayment of their allowances.

The government empowerment scheme warned beneficiaries who refuse to report for work without any genuine excuse or official permission from their supervisors.

“We also want to make it clear that any beneficiary who is found absent In his/her primary place of assignment (PPA) without official permission from his/her supervisor will be placed on payment hold for 45 days,” N-Power said.
“We have received disheartening reports from our Monitoring and Evaluation team on some of our beneficiaries who do not report for work at their different PPAs.

“Furthermore, if at the end of the 45 days, there Is no official clearance letter for reinstatement of the beneficiary by the State Focal Person, the beneficiary will be exited from the N-Power Programme. Kindly be advised to stick to one as we are poised to implement the Terms of Engagement.”

N-Power is a scheme set up in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and improve social development.

The scheme was created as a component of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), to contribute to the government’s plan of lifting 100 million people out of poverty by creating opportunities to enhance the productivity of the Nigerian youth, according to the humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development ministry.
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