NPower News Today 3 September 2023 can be accessed below.
The latest Npower news, the payment of the January, February, March, April, May, June, and July stipends payment is covered in today’s N-power Stipend Payment and Nasims News for Npower Batch C2 on Newsone Nigeria.
NPower News today 3 September 2023
In today’s Latest Npower News, Npower stipends payment news, we will be updating you on the latest happenings regarding the payment. So keep reading!
The management of Npower Nasims has stated on its social media communication channels that the backlog payment of 2022 unpaid stipends has continued. This comes after the Ministry got a new Minister.
Recall that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development now known as the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation with a new Minister Dr. Betta Chimaobim Edu resumed office at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja a few days ago and raised hope for 136 million poor Nigerians.
Haven’t said that, Nasims has confirmed that Payment is in progress for C2 beneficiaries.
The payroll tab payment information on the Nasims portal has been restored, and beneficiaries can now confirm their payment status via the tab.
For Npower Beneficiaries asking questions regarding pending payment payroll status, Pending on payroll tab, can probably be because you recently validated your account and your payment has not yet been fully processed.
Furthermore, as an N-power beneficiary, note that Nasims has restored most of the missing information of beneficiaries due to the latest update back to the Nasims self-service portal. So beneficiaries can now follow up on updates via the Nasims self-service portal.
The Batch “C” of N-Power beneficiaries has written to President Bola Tinubu, calling for urgent intervention as they lamented that they have not been paid their stipends for the past eight months.
The N-Power batch “C” beneficiaries in the letter written by their National Publicity Secretary, Gbadebo Adesiyan, said that the nonpayment of the stipends had caused immense distress, inconveniences and hardship to millions of unemployed Nigerian graduates captured under the scheme.
Adesiyan stated that no N-Power beneficiary under batch “C” had been paid a dime from January to July of this year, with August, the eighth month coming to an end, lamenting that the situation had left beneficiaries in a state of financial uncertainty and despair.
According to Adesiyan, they were told that the delay on the payment of their stipends is because funds for the said unpaid months have not been approved or disbursed into the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) account by the presidency.
The letter read, “I wish to write this article with a heavy heart and a sense of urgency, hoping to shed light on a matter of National concern that needs your immediate action.
“The non-payment of stipends to beneficiaries of the NPOWER program has caused immense distress, inconveniences and hardship to millions of our unemployed Graduates captured under the scheme.
“I implore Mr. President to take swift action to address this issue and restore the faith of the Nigerian people in their government’s commitment to their well-being and welfarism.
“For the past eight (8) months, NPOWER has failed to disburse stipends to its beneficiaries. The months of October, November and December of 2022 were paid to some of the beneficiaries while the majority still remain unpaid.
“No beneficiary was paid a dime in the whole of 2023 starting from January, February, March, April, May, June and July of 2023 this has left beneficiaries in a state of financial uncertainty and despair.
“The reason provided for this delay is the claims that funds for the said months have not been approved or disbursed into NASIMS account by the presidency, isn’t this laughable?
“Adding insult to our injury, a fake validation process was introduced by the Authorities and this has been riddled with technical glitches and inconsistencies.
“Beneficiaries have faced numerous challenges and roadblocks when attempting to validate their accounts, thereby impeding their access to the vital stipends they depend on for their livelihoods. Even those who successfully completed the validation process have not received a single payment.
“This situation has created a dire state of affairs, as beneficiaries struggle to meet their basic needs and support their families. The unpaid stipends were meant to alleviate financial burdens and enable individuals to contribute to the economy.
“Instead, the prolonged delay has exacerbated the already difficult circumstances faced by these individuals, pushing them further into poverty and despair.”
HM Betta Edu Discloses Plans For Npower, Other NSIP Programme
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs And Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Chimaobim Edu, was on Friday, 25th August 2023, invited for an interview at the National Television Authority NTA, where she was asked a series of questions.
One of the vital questions among others asked by the news anchor was, whether she’ll be sticking to the National Social Investment Programmes (which Npower programme was one of them) already deployed by the past immediate government.
The News Anchor asked: The immediate past government, which is also your party, has key National Social Investment Programmes already deployed, Now, are you sticking strictly to these initiatives or are you introducing and focusing on new ones?
The Honourable Minister Dr. Betta Edu responded as follows:
We are going to be introducing a lot of new innovations into the system. However, the programs that have been carried out by the past Administration are really very useful and helpful.
We will be rejiggering a couple of things and looking at the past trying to make amend wherever we have not done well and expanding it to accommodate more people.
We will be looking at job creation in their million, and we will be looking at providing palliatives, and food down to households in the most remote areas in Nigeria where they are underserved.
So a lot of intervention will come under the entire poverty alleviation plan. One of the most interesting parts will be that we will be starting a Humanitarian trust fund where we will go into full-blown resource mobilization that will meet the needs of Nigerians.
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