Good day Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of the latest Npower news in Nigeria for today, Thursday, 17th December 2020.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, December 10 confirmed the increase of N-Power beneficiaries from 500, 000 to 1,000,000.
Naija News understands that the programme which was founded on June 8, 2016, by the Buhari administration to address the issue of Youth unemployment and help increase social development will now double by 500,000, the initial target of the government.
The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has released an important update for Npower beneficiaries having difficulty with email activation links for their NEXIT registration.
The NEXIT portal IS for former Npower beneficiaries (batches A and B) to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Empowerment Options.
The Kwara State government has declared its intention to absorb exited Npower batch A and B beneficiaries in the state into another scheme.
This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement in which the state government noted that its decision is to complement the efforts of the federal government in tackling unemployment among youths.
The federal government has started sending mail notifications to batch A and B beneficiaries of the Npower scheme to enable them to access the NEXIT portal.
This was disclosed on Monday by Nneka Ikem, Special Assistant, Media & Publicity to the Hon Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to increase N-Power beneficiaries from 500, 000 to 1,000,000.
The Minister in charge of the ministry, Sadiya Farouq, while speaking on the development on Monday, noted that the directive is part of the President’s promise to lift 100m Nigerians from poverty in the next 10 years.
6. NPower: FG Unveils New Portal For CBN Empowerment Programmes
Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has unveiled a portal for former Npower beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Empowerment Options. In a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bashir Alkali, the Minister said the new portal will enable exited N-power beneficiaries to log on and apply for the various economic, empowerment and entrepreneurship options provided by the apex bank.
7. Ministry Speaks On Releasing Npower Batch C Shortlisted Names
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has finally issued a statement on releasing Npower Batch C shortlisted names. Naija News recalls that the Npower portal for 2020 Batch C intakes opened at exactly 11: 45 pm on Friday, 26th June 2020, hours after some applicants had already registered for the scheme as against the directive of the social intervention scheme.
8. Minister Gives Update On When Npower Batch C Will Start
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has given an update on the commencement of the Npower Batch C scheme. She gave the update in a series of tweets from her Twitter account on Tuesday, 27th October where she also recounted gains from the scheme.
9. Minister Gives Update, Reveals When Npower Batch A And B Will Get Outstanding Stipends
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has given an important update on the payment of outstanding stipends for exited Batch A and B beneficiaries of the Npower scheme. The Minister in a series of tweets via her Twitter account on Tuesday, 27th October explained that those with outstanding payments were affected by the platform migration from NIBSS to GIFMIS by the Office of Accountant General of the Federation in March 2020.
10. Npower: FG Offer Way Out For Beneficiaries To Get Their Stipends
Beneficiaries under the N-Power Programme who were omitted from the payment of their stipends have been directed by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to report to their state focal persons for verification and revalidation. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, made this call on Tuesday.
11. N-Power ‘Commences’ Payment Of July Stipend To Npower Beneficiaries
The social intervention scheme of the Federal Government, N-Power, has reportedly started payment of July stipend to Npower beneficiaries. Naija News understands that the Federal Government commenced the payment of Npower July stipend to all the batch A and B Npower beneficiaries on Friday, a report filed by All News, quoted a graduate beneficiary of the scheme who uses UBA, Ademeso Temitope, to have confirmed the payment.
12. Npower News On Permanency For Batch A And B Beneficiaries
Npower news on permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries is what most Nigerians who enrolled in the N-Power scheme are searching for on the internet these days. Naija News has obtained the latest Npower news permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries amid the growing concern over the unpaid stipends due to the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s social intervention scheme.
13. Former Presidential Candidate Tells Npower Beneficiaries What To Do Over Unpaid Stipends
A former Presidential candidate and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has urged Npower Batch A and B beneficiaries to join him on October 1 #RevolutionNow mass protest he is spearheading. Naija News recalls that the exited Batch A and B Npower beneficiaries are contesting their disengagement by the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari through protests.
14. NSIP Disburses N13.3b To 15,246 Npower Beneficiaries
A total number of 15,246 beneficiaries of both batches A and B Npower beneficiaries in Kwara state were paid a sum of N13.3 billion before they exited the programme, National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), has said. Naija News reports that Kwara state Focal Person of NSIP Hajia Bashirah Abdulrazaq who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday said that batch A beneficiaries of the programme were engaged for a period of 42
months and were paid a total sum of N7.4 billion.
15. Minister Gives Latest Update On Batch C Npower Recruitment, Stipend Payment For Exited Beneficiaries
Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has noted that the Npower Batch C recruitment which is currently at the review stage will be free and fair. She gave the assurance on Thursday during a meeting in Abuja with the state focal persons for the Social Investment Programmes.
16. Ministry Denies Releasing List Of Successful Batch C Npower Applicants For Stage 2
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has denied releasing any list of successful candidates for the second stage of the Batch C Npower recruitment programme. To this end, the Ministry called on Nigerians to disregard the viral fraudulent messages which emerged on Thursday evening and claimed the list of successful candidates have been released.
17. N-Power: Sadiya Farouk Approves Payment Of Stipends To Exited Beneficiaries
Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development on Thursday approved the payment of Stipends to the exiting N-Power beneficiaries under one of its National Social Investment Programmes. The Minister on Monday noted approval has been given for the payment of the outstanding stipends for the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries.
18. N-Power: FG Hints On Those To Be Enrolled For Batch C
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Friday disclosed an update on the N-Power programme as Batch C will commence soon. The Minister stated this at an event in commemoration of the ministry’s first year anniversary in Abuja.
19. N-Power Commences Payment Of Npower Stipends
The Federal Government social intervention scheme, N-Power, has commenced the payment of Npower stipends to affected beneficiaries. Naija News reports that N-Power commenced the payment of Npower stipends today, Wednesday, August 19, after seventy-nine days protests by aggrieved batches A and B beneficiaries of the social intervention scheme.
20. Npower Batch C Applicants Get E-Mail Updates As Batches A And B Get Stipends
Some Batch C applicants of the federal government social intervention scheme, Npower have started receiving e-mail updates from administrators of the scheme. It is understood that the mail is been received by some of those who had earlier completed the application process before the recruitment portal was closed.
21. Minister Reveals When Npower Batch A And B Beneficiaries Will Receive Unpaid Stipends
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has finally revealed when Npower beneficiaries will receive their unpaid stipends. Naija News reports that the Minister said batch A and B beneficiaries of the Federal Government social intervention scheme, N-Power, will receive their stipends before the onboarding of the new beneficiaries by the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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