The disengaged Batch A and B beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power programme have still not been paid their July stipend, 58 days after their disengagement from the famed N-Power scheme, Empiregist reports.
It would be recalled that Batch A beneficiaries exited the programme on June 30 after four years in the famed scheme, while their Batch B counterparts officially made their exit on July 31st – after two years.
Meanwhile, these Nigerian youths were exited from the famed N-Power scheme by the FG without being paid their stipends for the month of July. Plus, they are currently in the dark regarding their exit/transition package.
This has made many of them furious with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the federal department overseeing Nigeria’s social investment programmes.
Check out some recent reactions from the exited N-Power beneficiaries regarding July stipends below:
Madam Sadiyahh Farouq should pay 14,000 Npower beneficiaries there stipends after nobody query you about 50billion school feeding during lockdown .pay us our backlogs from.march till july pic.twitter.com/AlukQ2jP9R
— Glucoselee (@Glucoselee1) September 24, 2020
@npower_ng pls when are u going to pay our backlogs and July stipends.
— Mousa Hamdan idriss (@Musa23621601) September 26, 2020
— Paul Adariku (@PaulAdariku) September 23, 2020
Pls pay us our July stipend ….npower batch B
— Anthony (@OkaforAnthonyS) September 22, 2020
Happy Weekend Sir/Ma,
Today is Saturday,
SEPTEMBER 26,2020.@FinMinNigeria@npower_ng @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @Sadiya_farouq @ZShamsuna @HouseNGR @NGRSenate @SPNigeria @femigbaja @Npower_Reps@OfficialAPCNg
When will NPOWER stipends for JULY BE PAID.. PLEASE.
— Mathew (@MathewTheBelove) September 26, 2020
— Tambari Joel (@tambari555) September 25, 2020
pls pay us our july stipend
— Shehu Sani Yantumaki (@ShehuYantumaki) September 24, 2020
Stop all this audio sympathy, npower also feel saddened for deliberately delaying their stipend. This is September and we're talking about July and other backlogs.
— Emeritus (@Qoontz) September 24, 2020
Nigeria is just going from bad to worst. The leaders do not care if the common man survives. They slashed the salaries of government workers while the tax still remains the same. They dumped npower workers and till date still owe July salaries.
— Linda Enwefah (@EnwefahLinda) September 26, 2020
Nigeria my country……
What are the plans for the exited @npower_ng ?
What is delaying the stipend for batch B since July, September is about ending…
What is @Sadiya_farouq and the accountant general doing about it?
Is the President @MBuhari and the VP @ProfOsinbajo aware?
— isabitranslate (@isabitranslate) September 24, 2020
@npower_ng when would you pay our July stipends for God sake.
— Idusuyi Armstrong (@IdusuyiA) September 26, 2020
N-Power July Stipend Payment News
Similarly, the 36-state representatives of N-Power volunteers plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has claimed that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development of Nigeria Sadiya Umar Farouq is owing the beneficiaries over 2.1 billion naira.
The Kwara State coordinator/Chairman N-Power beneficiaries, Mubarak Bello stated this last week during the national media conference held in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“About 14, 000 volunteers are owed five-month stipends,” Said Bello.
“And this amount sums up to about 2.1 billion naira, which the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is owing some of the volunteers across the country.”
The Representatives Forum held a national media conference concerning the scheme’s transition plan, payment of backlogs, devices collection for Batch B and some of Batch A.
In a Press Release signed by Kabiru Aliyu Pelemi, the National President of the congress, which was sighted by this online news medium after the national media conference, the Federal Government is urged “to quickly implement the transition program for the exited N-Power Volunteers latest by October 1st, 2020 to reduce the suffering already meted out”.
N-Power graduate beneficiaries earn a monthly stipend of ₦30, 000 (78 US Dollars).
We at 36 states & fct fmardpace Enumerators, we 100% support this movement by our comrades from Npower. We assure our hardworking enumerators that together we can fight for our right. Together and united we stand divided we fall.
Enumerators Payment now!! @Npower_Reps pic.twitter.com/b5HKW7dGO5
— 36 STATES & FCT ENUMERATORS FORUM (@36_states) September 23, 2020