Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme are still complaining about non-payment of their January stipend, 15 days into new month as seen below, Afriupdate reports.
It is believed now that there is no vote of confidence in the head of the Npower programme. You could agree that, since the ministry was created there is always one story to the other on monthly stipend.#Pay Npower Beneficiaries now @Sadiya_farouq @FMHDSD @npower_ng @nassnigeria
— Tyough Matthias (@TyoughM) February 14, 2020
Please pay Npower.
Dear Disaster Minister, your reign has brought more hardship to Npower volunteers in Nigeria.
— Adewumi Aremo (@i_amdelight) February 14, 2020
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government’s N-Power Scheme has assured beneficiaries that payment for January stipend “will commence shortly”.
This online news medium reports that the beneficiaries (approximately 500, 000 of them) under the famed scheme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration are yet to be paid their January, 2020 allowance of N30,000.
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The situation has left the volunteers furious with the government, as their pay is usually delayed.
One beneficiary identified as Jibrin Ibrahim had lamented the delayed payment on Twitter on Friday.
Replying to Ibrahim, the official account of the Job Creation and youth Empowerment scheme of the Nigerian Government offered their apology.
Apologies for the delay, payment will commence shortly.
— N-Power (@npower_ng) February 14, 2020
Recall that as N-Power beneficiaries continue to bemoan the non-payment of their January stipend, Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has visited Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, on a sympathy meeting following the rising spate of killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the city.
On Sunday, over 30 travellers were attacked and killed just about 25 kilometres from Maiduguri.
Several vehicles were also destroyed in the process by the terrorists.
I visited Maiduguri with His Excellency,
President Muhammad Buhari to condole and sympathize with the people of Borno state over the recent attack on Auno by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. pic.twitter.com/qExuWVJRRh
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) February 12, 2020
Check out some beneficiaries reaction as they await their monthly stipend below:
Well done for the visit. My question is when would npower volunteer get pay of January stipend. Majority of them are crying. Please do the needful..
— Isaac Maiyanga (@Santong01) February 13, 2020
Fail government, see you there common 30k stipend for beneficiaries you cannot pay as it when due, and no any information about it. Every ministries, problems continued. Chaiiii, mtcheww this country Allah ya sauwake.
— adams shamunu (@adams_shamunu) February 12, 2020
Keep visiting……u re making life difficult for Npower volunteers.
— Deco_G (@iamdecogeorge) February 12, 2020
It's high time you explain to the @npower volunteers what's going on with the delay in payment. ba yawa yawa bah
— Hamza Salisu (@hamzasalisu22) February 12, 2020
— Tyough Matthias (@TyoughM) February 12, 2020
You really making life difficult to n-power. Please you have to do something so that the young people will appreciate your leadership.
We read i newspaper that minister of finance was sent the n-power fund to your ministry since, then what are the reason for delay?
— Shafiu Yakubu Jalo (@shafiuyjalo) February 12, 2020