Latest NPower News For Today Tuesday 28th December 2021
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1. Npower Beneficiaries Cry Out Over Payment Of October, November, and December Stipends
Batch C Stream 1 Beneficiaries of the Npower program are still fuming over the payment of their stipends for October, November, and December which they have not received as promised by the Federal Government through NASIMS management.
In a post on December 15, NASIMS stated that all payments will be made before Christmas. Three days after Christmas, NASIMS administration has said nothing about the Stipend Payment Dates for October, November, or December.
According to sources familiar with the news, Npower beneficiaries who are not happy with the way the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, headed by Sadiya Umar Farouq, is managing the programme, said beneficiaries are planning to stage a nationwide protest to express their grievances.
2. NASIMS Remains Muted On Npower Batch C October, November, and December Stipend Payment Dates.
The Federal Government and National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) are yet to address Batch C Stream 1 beneficiaries on the payment of their October, November, and December.
Although A text message was sent to NASIMS management to ascertain when the agency would pay Npower Batch C beneficiaries their October, November, and December salaries, the agency is yet to reply to the text message. Meanwhile, a reliable source has said NASIMS management will soon issue an official statement.
3. FG Set To Enlist Additional 400,000 Youths Under N-Power
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq has disclosed that the Federal Government will soon enlist additional 400,000 youths under the N-power program.
The minister stated that the youths will be enlisted under the NPower Batch C Stream 2 for the program which is aimed at equipping the youths with life-long skills.
The Minister represented by her Deputy Director, Finance and Account, Muhammad Sambo stated this during the closing ceremony for over 3,000 youths from the Northwest zone trained in software and hardware skills under the Batch C1 of the N-Knowledge component of the N-Power programme.
According to her, “It is no longer news that Mr. President has approved that N-Power is expanded to accommodate one million beneficiaries. We have carefully implemented this where the Batch C1 accommodates a total of 510,000 beneficiaries and the batch C2 will commence soon. This is to enlist more Nigerian youths into the programme.
“It is a well-known fact that N-Power programme is a critical part of the National Social Investment Programmes domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and designed to achieve the National objectives of poverty reduction and job creation. The N-Power programme is key to helping young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills that ensure they become solution providers and entrepreneurs in their communities.
“This training component is targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development, Hardware training, and creative industry which is catalytic as well as the groundwork to make Nigeria compete in the outsourcing market for software development.
“It will develop the skills and capacities along the skills set in the value chain of website development, mobile apps maintenance and start the talent development effort for the growth of information technology industry in Nigeria.”
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