A Nigerian social commentator, Mustapha Kabir Soron Dinki has claimed that exited beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme have become "malnutrited due to zero income", AllNews reports.
Dinki, who was an N-Power beneficiary, via his known Twitter handle on Wednesday advised the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria to "be nice" to the erstwhile enrollees.
School feeding alleged scandal. True or false. Whatever! Fear God and be nice to those under you to be guided and protected by him. Npower volunteers and their families are malnutrited due to zero income.@Sadiya_farouq @FMHDSD @Npower_Reps @npowerite @rukayyatouu @MBuhari @cent pic.twitter.com/Oh22VzVh5Q— MK S Dinki (@DinkiMk) September 29, 2020
Recall 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 N-Power scheme by the Federal Government without being paid their stipends for the month of July. Plus, they are currently in the dark regarding their exit/transition package.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs is currently in the process of recruiting Batch C.
The N-Power was introduced in 2016 as part of President Buhari’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), aimed at curbing the incessant increase of unemployment and poverty in the country.
Apart from the monthly stipends (N30, 000), some Batch A beneficiaries were given tablet computers to aid further learning.
N-Power had five components, which are N-Teach, N-Tax, N-Health, N-Agro, and N-Build.
Out of the SIP components, the N-Teach subcomponent is the most popular, due to a large number of youth deployed to teach in public schools.