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  • Updated: Aug 06, 2020

N-Power June/July Stipends: 65 Days Since Beneficiaries Last Received Pay

N-Power June/July Stipends: 65 Days Since Beneficiaries Last

June and July have gone by, and it is now 65 full days since beneficiaries of the Nigerian government's N-Power scheme last received their monthly stipend of N30, 000 (79.05097 USD), AllNews reports.

AllNews gathered from several bonafide beneficiaries of the scheme that the last stipend they received was for the month of May, which was paid on the 1st of June 2020 upwards.

At the time, it was the first time since Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs took over the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) reigns that stipends will be paid promptly.

Farouq has been mute regarding when June and July stipends of the exited N-Power beneficiaries will be settled.

Major protest in N-Power

It would be recalled that since the famed scheme was transferred to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development from the office of the Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in October last year, complaints of recurrent delay in stipends payment have been registered.

AllNews noticed that federal workers usually receive their salaries between the 25th and 30th of each month.

However, N-Power graduate beneficiaries – classified as Federal Government workers too – do not have a consistent payday.

Every month, the Federal Government spends about N15 billion as stipends on nearly 500,000 volunteers of the N-Power scheme, a component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP).

READ ALSO: N-Power June/July Stipend: 'Stop Starving Volunteers', Beneficiaries Tell Minister Farouq

Recognised as one of the largest post-tertiary employment programmes in Africa, the Muhammadu Buhari government sees the scheme as one of its major achievements.

N-Teach is the most popular of the N-SIP, which also focuses on health, agriculture, and public finance.

N-Power: See some recent reactions on social media below:

 

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