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What is the Npower Batch C Stream 1 payment date

While the Month of October nears the end, hope has heightened among the beneficiaries of the Batch C Stream 1 Npower Programme which however intensified questions such as what is the Npower Batch C Stream 1 payment date.

Some online publication said the payment of the Stipend would commence on 25th October, 2021 while some argued that the beneficiaries should expect double Stipend.

Starting with the later, recall that the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development declared 4th October, 2021 as the official date for resumption of "work" by the beneficiaries of the Stream 1 Npower Programme. 

This entails that the Ministry will never pay for a month the beneficiaries did not work for as Npower is work, earn and learn programme. The opposite may have happened in the past but do not expect it in this current leadership.

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On the former, 25th of any Month is not a good expectant date for Npower payment. This is because Npower beneficiaries are not permanent Federal workers and the Npower Programme is not institutionalized under the Civil Service Comminsion.

As a programme under a Ministry, the Ministry will have to clear beneficiaries who are due for payment towards the end of the month. This is similar to NYSC except that there is no monthly vouching. 

Clearance for payment systematically involves reports from the accredited Npower Monitoring Team which has started visiting PPAs already, and reports from the State Focal Persons which are formation of various reports from Places of Primary Assignment where beneficiaries are posted in any State.

October payment being the first Stipend to be recieved by the Batch C Stream 1 Npower beneficiaries, would take a little time because when the Ministry clears for payment, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation will have to feed the data into the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System server. 

When all are set in the server, subsequent payment can then be easy and, would be paid earlier before 7th of the following Month.

The beneficiaries of the Batch C Stream 1 Npower Programme should expect their October Stipend from 1st to 10th November, 2021.

All the beneficiaries should understand that September Stipend can not be paid.

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