N-Power Update: Sadiya to clear the air this week


The honorable minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, will address the N-power Volunteers on the resolution of her Ministry within the week.

The N-power beneficiaries have kept their ears on ground while dwelling in a state of six and seven on why the Minister had kept mute more than 2 days after the viral speculation of disengagement of the existing beneficiaries flooded the social media.

A source close to the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) office disclosed that the briefing would center on the intended streamlining of the N-power program earlier mentioned by the minister, an effort to accomodate more Nigerians in the program, and on the way forward for the existing beneficiaries.

Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk had in a press briefing revealed the plan of her Ministry to engage a new batch of 400,000 beneficiaries who will be added into the program this year.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Rhoda Iliya, had also in a statement disclosed that 400,000 new volunteers will be included in the programme, making it close to a Million volunteers, the Largest in Africa.
The administration’s vision of lifting 100 million people out of poverty by creating opportunities to enhance the productivity of the Nigerian youth is much on course, Mrs Iliya stated.
Although Illiya confirmed that the government is working on the good exit plan for the existing beneficiaries, she however did not give a specific date or month of the disengagement.

We are still working on an exit plan for Batch A, but there is no specific date for exit, Mrs Iliya added.
According to Mrs Iliya, there is not date fixed yet for the exit but an exit plan is currently being worked out, hence there is no need to worry.

In a recent development, some of the N-power beneficiaries who have not received their March, April and May stipends have concluded plans to stage a nationwide protest to press home their disappointment over the purported denial of their Stipends.

The Handlers of the program had apologised for the delay, emphasising that it was caused by the relocation of the payment platform as part of the Federal Government plans to institutionalise the program.

The N-power Abuja handlers disclosed that the affected beneficiaries are about 12,000 and had directed them to email their details to the Official complaints mail for the program, while encouraging them to remain focused as they have no intention of denying any eligible beneficiary his/her Stipends, rather it would be paid within the next 72hours.

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