This news is for all beneficiaries under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) scheme of the Federal Government of Nigeria, especially the N-Power programme. This piece contains various issues that have gone unresolved as you tend to see the plain facts here as you read below.
Training of Non-graduates
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N14 billion to train about 50,000 non-graduates of the N-Power initiative.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, explained that the money would be used to engage four Federal Government agencies that would be involved in the nine-month training.
She said that at the end of the training, the beneficiaries would be handed starter packs to begin their own businesses.
Our Senior Citizens
The Honourable Minister also took time out to appreciate the Board of the National Senior Citizen Centre (NSCC) of Nigeria for the giant stride it has taken in the last one year. According to her, the centre has developed the desired coordination, collaboration, cooperation and communication to effectively and efficiently deliver its mandate to the Senior Citizens in Nigeria.
Exited N-Power Beneficiaries
The general public is hereby advised to ignore any messages circulating on the enrollment of the exited N-Power Batch A and B appointed as Ambassadors. This information is fake and fraudulent.
The first phase of training for the 1st set of trainee has been done. We are now working on bringing the next set on board for their training which will be communicated on the social media soon.
Grant for Vulnerable Groups (GVG)
The Grant for Vulnerable Groups Programme was introduced in 2020 to sustain the social inclusion agenda of President Buhari’s administration. I attended a media parley to the implementation of the GVG and it is consistent with the national target of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
The GVG is designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural and peri-urban areas of the country. The Beneficiaries of this scheme will be on social inclusion which 70% of the total number will be for women, while 30% will be for men. A cash grant of N20, 000 will be disbursed to poor women and men across the 36 States of the country and the FCT.
We have recently commenced another set of disbursement to various men and women across the country.
Deployment and Payment of N-Power Batch C stream 2 Beneficiaries
Deployment of newly shortlisted Batch C beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme will commence in the month of SEPTEMBER 2022. This will go with their payment as they will start receiving stipends from the same month of September 2022.
Delayed Payments’ for N-Power Batch C stream 1 Beneficiaries
We are aware of the delays in payment for beneficiaries across the country and we are working round the clock to make the payments soon. Be rest assured that all beneficiaries of the N-Power Batch C stream 1 scheme will be paid all stipends both owed, and the last few months of June, July and August of 2022.
Payment will commence before the 3rd week of August 2022.
There will be no Extension for Batch C stream 1
We have been receiving various appeals and concerns about the duration and extension of the one year scheme for Batch C stream 1 to be extended. While this has not receive any official attention, we would like to state categorically that the N-power 2020 programme for graduates for N-Teach, N-Agro, N-Health is one for year and will end by August 31st 2022.
This was contained on the terms of policy agreement stated and signed by all Beneficiaries of the programme. If there will be any extension, it will be communicated on the various social media.
Please always contact the N-Power helplines at 018888340, 018888189 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for futher enquires.
There will be no extension for Batch C stream 1 Npower Beneficiaries.