The five-month unpaid stipends of exited N-Power volunteers have still not been paid, AllNews reports.
Recall that March 2020 to July 2020 stipends (N30, 000/month) were not paid as and when due. Our findings revealed that stipends settlement is often not timely since Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria took over Nigeria's National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) role in August 2019.
AllNews observed that federal workers usually receive their salaries between the 25th and 30th of each month. But N-Power beneficiaries – classified as Federal Government workers too – do not have a consistent payday.
Billions of naira have been spent on the N-Power programme since its inception in December 2016.
The Federal Government’s N-Power scheme is currently looking to engage more graduate youths. They will be deployed to provide public services in teaching, health, agriculture, tax and monitoring.
Please pay us our unpaid stipends in time— Nda ibahim umaru (@NdaUmaru) March 11, 2021
Pay our five months backlog stipends ASAP— #CaliphateDebate2020 (@BSalahuddeen) March 12, 2021
Be a voice of voiceless Nigerian youths under npower programs over unpaid backlogs of outstanding stipends to disengaged npowers beneficiary's since March 2020 D pain is unbearable and no hope help us an be a voice @MobilePunch @dino_melaye @AmnestyNigeria @realFFK @Real_Ridwanu pic.twitter.com/x7qbP9R5cB— Ikechukwu (@Ikechuk28589080) March 12, 2021
It is high time for H.E @MBuhari to look into allegations of #2.1 Billion Naira meant for 14,200 @npower_ng volunteers Stipends from March-July 2020. #Sadiyamustgo @ProfOsinbajo @elrufai @DrIsaPantami @TheNationNews @SaharaReporters @YeleSowore @bulamabukarti @bbchausa— ABDULLAHI ADAMU AHMAD (@abduladamuahmad) March 17, 2021
Launching Batch C when you haven't settled the outstanding stipends of @npower_ng beneficiaries' is wickedness.— Aremu Ridwan (@REALLUCAS20) March 11, 2021
Pay them their stipends! Stop the corruption
You guys won't make it in heaven for hijacking our 5 months owed stipends— Peace_man✍️ (@El__abdool) March 11, 2021
Settle our five months backlog stipends please ?@npower_ng 14K beneficiaries— #CaliphateDebate2020 (@BSalahuddeen) March 12, 2021