A pleasant day to you and welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, on AllNews.
Here are the latest N-Power news headlines:
N-Power: Five Months After Re-validation, Minister Farouq Continues to Disregard Beneficiaries’ Outstanding Stipend Arrears
Five months after the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development asked Batches A and B beneficiaries who are owed multiple months stipends to see their State Focal Person, Sadiya Farouq, who heads the ministry has continued to ignore their cries.
More than 14,000 bonafide N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries, who were disengaged from the famed scheme since July 2020 have not been paid their entitled stipends (many of them owed March to July, and Wema Bank users didn’t get paid for June 2020). This, despite the revalidation exercise that happened in October 2020 across major Nigerian states.
ALERT! Humanitarian Affairs Ministry Deploys Outright Propaganda, As Media Team Use Top Nigerian Newspapers To Spread Fake N-Power News
It has uncovered the deliberate dishing out of false news about the N-Power scheme, orchestrated by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
In one of such articles published on Saturday morning on top Nigerian newspaper, Punch, Nigerian authorities claim “beneficiaries of the Nigerian government’s N-Power scheme in Imo State staged a sensitisation rally in support of the government’s effort in fighting insecurity in the country”.
N-Power NEXIT And Unpaid Stipends: 7 Days To Earthshaking Protest
It is just seven days to the N-Power protest, organized by the 36 States and FCT N-Power Representatives Forum.
Recall the forum had on March 16 in a statement signed by Kabiru Aliyu Pelemi, its National President, vowed to mobilise 500, 000 Nigerian youths to occupy the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria. The ministry is saddled with National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), which the N-Power scheme is part of. Read more here.