Npower Latest News For Today Thursday 16th February 2023
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Npower Latest News For Today Thursday 16th February 2023
Update On Npower stipends payment and the new ongoing Npower Knowledge Exercise
The Npower team in a recent comment made, categorically stated that they sincerely apologize for the delay of the Npower batch C stream 2 payment. Kindly note that our technical team is currently working on initiating payments for batch C2 beneficiaries. Be rest assured, your stipends will be paid, Npower said.
As regards to N-Power Knowledge Trainees, Npower management said that newly deployed beneficiaries should Kindly note that on-camp registration is still ongoing and closes on the 17th of February 2023.
You are to report to camp with a printout of your N-Power profile page and Bank Verification Number (BVN), also a valid means of identification and personal effects.
Beneficiaries of the Npower program can always log on to the Nasims self-service dashboard to check new changes if available. And they are also advised to stay informed via Npower’s official social media channels for updates.
Npower To Pay Over N90,000 Stipend To Batch C2 Beneficiaries
The Batch C2 Npower Program recipients will soon start receiving stipends from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
On Wednesday, the announcement was posted on the Ministry’s official Facebook page. The Npower management has told the recipients that they are attempting to pay at least three months’ worth of stipends at once, rather than just one, and that they anticipate completing this task soon.
The Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries, who were formally enrolled in the program on October 4, 2022, will get at least N90,000 to cover their October, November, and December 2022 stipends.
Despite the misgivings and concerns of some Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries who have given up because of ongoing delays, the Npower management has already paid the Batch C2 Monitoring Team’s stipends for three months (Independent Monitors). The Ministry has also just begun deploying N-Build recipients through the Batch C2 Npower Program.
Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Gives Updates Npower non-graduate Programme Training
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian affairs gives updates in regard to the ongoing Npower non-graduate programme training across the Country. The first update was about N-Skills Phone Repair Training ongoing at Abak, Akwa-Ibom State. Part of the mission of these training exercises is to ensure that participants acquire the necessary skills with improved financial management and enhanced strategic planning.
The second update was the N-Skills Training on Wire Works and Jewelry making at Orozo, Abuja. The FMHADMSD is committed to creating a sustainable and inclusive social system that promotes human dignity for all in Nigeria.
The third update is the ongoing N-Skills catering training at the Jos Center, Plateau state, The N-Skills programme has assisted beneficiaries to learn independence, responsibility, and time management.
The fourth update is the ongoing N-Skills Welding and Fabrication Training at Utako, Abuja.
An update was also given showing the Beneficiaries (South-West Zone) of Npower N-Skills Jewelry Making & Wireworks at the training center in Ogun state.
While the Beneficiaries of these National Social Investment programs are been engaged to acquire skills, they are always grateful to the initiators of the programme for empowering them.
A week ago, beneficiaries of the NSIP programme turnout in mass to thank President Buhari for initiating the NSIP programme in Katsina, the Humanitarian Ministry has reported again that no fewer than 200,000 beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programme thronged the Lafia Township Square on Saturday to appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for lifting most poor and vulnerable persons out of poverty in Nasarawa state. Read details here Sadiya Farouq, NSIP Beneficiaries Thank President Buhari For NSIP.
Npower Batch C2 to Receive Payment for 3-Month Backlog
In today’s Npower update, we delve into the subject of stipend payments and other pertinent issues concerning the Npower program. Keep reading to stay informed and up to date!
We have heard that the Npower team will soon make payments to those in batch C stream 2 who have not been paid for three months. This will happen after the stipends for 7500 NSIP independent monitors have been paid in full.
In the mission to help vulnerable groups, the FG Nigeria has resumed the payment of N20,000 cash grants to social investment programs. This initiative was flagged off in Anambra State on Tuesday, January 17th 2023, aims to provide financial aid to those in need.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, led the program. She sent a deputy director from the ministry, Mr Charles Anaelo carry out the exercise on her behalf.
These are the queries that are on the minds of many of you. This is understandable given the proliferation of misinformation being circulated on various media and social media platforms.
Any person or channel claiming that you may not receive your payment for this month is doing so for the sole purpose of attracting clicks and views, given the present circumstances.
Rest assured, your stipends will be disbursed shortly and all you need to do is exercise a bit of patience.
Your monthly stipends are being processed and will be delivered to you via the same payment method you have been receiving them through all this time. Npower Latest News For Today Thursday 16th February 2023
Beneficiaries Frown At Nasims New Year Wishes
Npower Volunteers Frown At Nasims New Year Wishes for 2023 due to continuous delay of the batch C stream 2 three months stipends payment.
This frowning came as a result of an update given by the management of the Npower program Nasims via their social media channels as seen in the image above.
The volunteers were seen lamenting under the post that Nasims shared to wish them a happy new year.
However, Npower management has said that they acknowledge that they have not fulfilled their obligations towards the Batch C2 graduate category beneficiaries, and it is regrettable too, However, we are hoping to turn things around in this new year. Kindly remain diligent and positive while we do that. Npower said!
Npower N-Knowledge Training Finally Comes To an End
The training for N-Knowledge which started in October 2022 at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Abuja has come to an end for the North Central beneficiaries.
The training started this time about 10 weeks ago, when young Nigerian youths were enrolled in various camps across the country, enthusiastic about learning and gaining professional skills and certificates under the N-Knowledge program.
Today, they have become certified professionals, ready to impact their immediate communities.
Nonetheless, while the Npower knowledge beneficiaries are completing their in-camp training, the graduate category of the Npower batch C stream 2 programme is patiently waiting hoping to get their first stipend payment this month of December since their enrollment in October 2022 .
As regards the Work Nation and Next scheme for the exited Npower batches A, B, and C1 beneficiaries! Nothing new has been said regarding that yet. Until then, we advise that you stay tuned for new updates whenever they are released by the Npower management team. Npower Latest News For Today Thursday 16th February 2023
Humanitarian Ministery Denies Any Official Engagement with Dbanj
The Ministry in-charge of the Npower Programme, Ministry of Humanitarian affairs denied any official engagement with Dbanj stating that its attention has been brought to recent publications regarding ongoing investigations in relation to fraud allegations in the Programme.
The following are what the Ministry stated:
1. The Ministry has deployed a well-rounded mechanism for selection of eligiible beneficiaries from across the country and this has been in place since the inception of the program. Working with our Service Provider, Program Beneficiaries are onboarded, trained and deployed to pre-selected Places of Primary Assignment.
2. When it came to our notice that there may have been sharp practices by some personnel of the Payment Service Provider (PSP) involved in the payment processes of beneficiaries, the matter was immediately referred to ICPC for thorough investigation. We are aware that certain persons have consequently been invited for interrogation as part of the ongoing investigations.
3. In the meantime, we have carried out thorough reinforcement of our systems to eliminate all anomalies and prevent similar occurrences in the future. To this end we are in close collaboration with ICPC to support the successful determination of the investigation.
4. The public may wish to note that in a bid to ensure transparency and accountability in the implementation of N-Power and other National Social Investment Programmes, namely the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme(NHGSEP), Government enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and the Conditional Cash Transfer(CCT), the Ministry has over time involved other government MDA‘s, Security Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in monitoring and compliance checks across the 36 states of the country and the FCT.
5. We want to assure all N-POWER beneficiaries of Federal Government’s continued commitment to the programme and the subsequent off-boarding channels activated.
6. All program beneficiaries should therefore continue to apply themselves to their utmost at their Places of Primary Assignment. All monthly stipends will continue to be paid in line with program expectations.
7. We call on members of the public to come forward with information on any irregularities noticed in the implementation of the National Social Investment programme through the following channels:
Phone: 0700 CALL NSIP, 070022556747 or 07030859183WhatsApp
ICPC Detains D’banj Over Alleged Diversion of N-Power Fund
Flippstack gathered that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has arrested and detained Oladapo Oyebanji, known by his stage name, D’banj, over the alleged diversion of N-Power fund.
The musician was arrested and detained Tuesday after ICPC operatives closed in on him, to surrender himself at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to ICPC Nigeria on Twitter:
“The N-Power is a scheme established by President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th June 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and empowerment, and help increase social development.
“The Commission had received numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira following the approval and release of such funds to the beneficiaries by the Federal Government.
“Many N-Power beneficiaries had complained over the non-receipt of the monthly funds in spite of payment by the Government.
“About 10 persons have been invited by ICPC over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud, and have been granted administrative bail after their detention. Several invitations to Mr. Oyebanjo to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.”
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