How to locate the State Focal Persons | Npower Batch C2 Deployment News Update

Following the statement by the management of the Federal Government Npower Programme that a beneficiary of the Batch C2 Npower Programme is only successful deployed upon completion of the following 6 Steps:

1. Visit your self-service portal and click on the deployment tab, see your Deployment Information.  

3. Take your deployment letter to your PPA for
acceptance or rejection.

4.  If accepted, locate your State Focal Person for Stamp approval

5. Upload your stamped acceptance letter on your dashboard

6. Resume your duties in your PPA,

Locating the State Focal Person has become a tough issue among the Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries.

In this publication, we strive to answer the question on how to locate the State Focal Persons as a solution to ease the stress of the Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries.

The Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries should firstly understand that most of the Phone Numbers online purported as the Phone Numbers of the 36 States Focal Persons are wrong and invalid.

Who is a Focal Person / NSIP Focal Perosn / Npower Focal Person

A Focal Person is an Individual in a State, usually a high-profiled Civil Servant, who has been appointed by the Governor of a State to oversea the implementation of the National Social Investment Programme in a State.

The National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) includes the Npower Programme, the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP Loan Programme), the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) and the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme  (CCT).

Appointment of a State Focal Person is done using the guidelines stipulated by the NSIP management which assure capability and credibility of such an individual.

The Focal Person is the Primary eye and contact of the Abuja Central NSIP Office in any State.

In view of that, every State of the Federation has a designated State NSIP Office which is manned by the State Focal Person and his/her work team.

The duties of a State Focal Person has been extensively discussed in our previous publication titled Why Npower Beneficiaries should know their State Focal Persons.

How to locate or find the State Focal Person

There are several ways a Batch C2 Npower Beneficial can locate the State Focal Person in any State. These include:

1. State NSIP Offices

The State NSIP office is the designated office for the National Social Investment Programme in a State.

The Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries should note that the State NSIP Offices are not situated in the Local Government Headquarters.

State NSIP Offices are situated in the State Secretariat in every State. The State Secretariat is where you have State Ministries like the State Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Education etc.

Some States have a designated building as the State NSIP Office while some are domiciled under a ministry such as the State Ministry of Budget and Planning or its Commission such as the Economic Planning Commision.

When you get to the State Secretariat, ask of the NSIP Office or Npower Office as the case may be.

2. Previous Npower beneficiaries:

Other Npower Beneficiaries such as the Batch A and B Npower beneficiaries visited the NSIP Offices severally during their stay in the Npower Programme.

Some Batch C1 Npower beneficiaries also visited the NSIP Office during their active year in the programme.

Batch C2 Npower beneficiaries can ask previous beneficiaries close to them such as the Batch A, B or C Npower beneficiaries about the location of the NSIP Office in their State.

3. Npower State WhatsApp Groups:

Some States have official WhatsApp Groups manned by the NSIP Office which has the Focal Person as part of the Admins of the Group.

Some Npower State WhatsApp Groups are managed by older beneficiaries who know more about the NSIP Offices or the State Focal Person.

A Batch C2 Npower Beneficiary can join a genuine State WhatsApp Group to obtain direct information about the Npower Programme in a State.

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