N-Power: Update On September Stipends Payment

Beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-Power scheme are growing impatient with the delay in stipends as another week of October starts, Afriupdate reports.

This news understands that federal workers usually receive their salaries between 25th and 30th of each month. But N-Power beneficiaries – classified as Federal Government workers too – do not have a consistent payday.

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Every month, the Nigerian government spends about N15 billion as stipends on over 500,000 volunteers of the N-Power scheme, a component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP).

In 2016 when the N-Power programme started, 200,000 beneficiaries were selected and deployed to their Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) out of about 700,000 Nigerian graduates who reportedly applied.

The scheme also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.

The graduate beneficiaries earn a monthly stipend of N30,000.

Headquartered under the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, N-Teach is the most popular of the N-SIP, which also focuses on health, agriculture and public finance in the graduate category of the scheme.

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