FG denies withholding funds for school feeding programme in four states
The Nigerian government has denied claims that Nigeria's humanitarian affairs minister Sadiya Umar Farouq has withheld funds for the school feeding in Lagos, Imo, Kogi and Benue states. "It should be noted that the former accounting Ministry, which is the ministry of Budget and National Planning has to put on hold all processes of payments…
N-Power: FG explains delayed payment
The Nigerian government on Monday explained reasons for the delay in payment of two monthly stipends given to beneficiaries of its social intervention programme N-Power. “The ministry is currently engaging the NSIP (National Social Investment Programmes) Cluster Heads for clarifications; in essence, the handover and taking process for these two programmes is still ongoing,” Nigeria's…
Buhari says N-Power, others will be institutionalised
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday moved the National Special Intervention Programmes (NSIPs) to the newly created Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development ministry with the aim of "institutionalising" them. Buhari made the disclosure during his national broadcast to commemorate Nigeria's 59th independence. The Nigerian president explained that "Our ongoing N500 billion Special Intervention Programme…
Social safety net Programme and poverty alleviation in Nigeria
Nigeria like most developing countries of the world is faced with problems of youth and graduate unemployment, high rate of poverty and low economic growth and development. The high rate of unemployment among the youth has no doubt contributed to the high rate of poverty and insecurity in the country. The country has all it…
The welfare state as enlightened self-interest
Given the pervasive environment of poverty without cause in Nigeria, political discussions are necessarily dreary or un-interesting in the absence of sincere interrogation of the root cause of the failure to establish the incidents of the welfare state regime in the country. It would be an odd sort of state which regards the general welfare…
Presidency alerts Nigerians on fake N-Power job openings
The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has urged Nigerians, particularly beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, to discountenance online reports seeking application for a fresh batch of volunteers and devices. In a statement yesterday, its Communication Manager, Tienabeso Bibiye, said: “Such messages are the handiwork of fraudsters who would stop at nothing to employ dubious means…
Softcom harps on the use of technology to meet SDGs 2030
Softcom, an indigenous technology company and technical partners to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the N-Power project, hosted a conference with the theme: Combating Poverty: Role of Technology in driving social change in Africa.
FG disburses N275 billion through N-Power project to beneficiaries
Through the N-Power Graduate Programme, the Federal Government has disbursed N275 billion to beneficiaries of the initiative.
How N-Power has impacted our lives, by volunteers
Beneficiaries of N-Power in Ebonyi State have said that the vocational programme introduced in 2016 by the Federal Government has significantly impacted their lives and those who benefit from their services at their various Primary Places of Assignment (PPA).
Corruption hampering Buhari’s multi-billion naira social empowerment programme
One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s social empowerment programmes, N-Power, may soon be rested due to implementation setbacks said to have been caused by alleged corruption.