N-Power Stipends Grievances: Farouq Reveals What Ministry Will Do
N-Power Stipends Grievances: Farouq Reveals What Ministry Will Do

Just 12 days to the expiration of the 4-week ultimatum given by the 36-state representatives of N-Power volunteers and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that all promises made to the exited beneficiaries be fulfilled by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, the Nigerian youths have started mobilisation online.

Eye9ja earlier reported that Kabiru Aliyu Pelemi, the National N-Power President, warned that failure of the federal agency to heed their request will mean they’ll mobilize 500,000 youths to occupy the ministry in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city.

N-Power NEXIT: Ultimatum Given by Scheme’s Representatives’ Forum to Farouq Draws Near

Since releasing the NEXIT Portal on November 30 2020 – four months after exiting N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria which is saddled with N-Power duties have not effected the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Empowerment Programme.

This is despite the fact that hundreds of ex-N-Power beneficiaries have logged on to the NEXIT portal and provided the required additional information for possible placements into the various CBN intervention options.

Batches A and B Beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme are currently deliberating on “a meaningful and very strong hashtag” to deploy on social media in respect of its planned protest.

The current N-Power, one of the Special Intervention Programmes (SIPs), is a job creation and empowerment initiative of the Federal Government, conceived by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

N-Power is designed for both young graduates and non-graduates in order “to harness their skills for innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity”, according to Nigerian authorities.

The targeted sectors are in education, agriculture, health, technology, creative industry, construction and artisanal industries.

The SIP has massive direct beneficiaries so far: 500,000 N-Power beneficiaries formerly enrolled and are received N30,000 in monthly stipends. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs inaugurated Batch-C participants recently.

It is worth further clarifying that the N-Power is a flagship component of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme, SIP.

Others are the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, Government Enterprise and Entrprenuership Programme, GEEP, under which Tradermoni, Marketmoni and Farmermoni are captured and the Conditional Cash Transfer. But the most commented about is the N-Power because the beneficiaries are largely graduate youths who are very active on the Social Media.

The key N-Power Programmes include: N-Power Agro, N-Power Tax, N-Power Build, N-Power Creative, N-Power Health, N-Power Teach, N-Power Tech Hardware and N-Power Tech Software.

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