The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development SadiyaFarouq has promised to ensure there is transparency in the selection process from among the over 5 million applicants for N-Power Batch C so that only Tqualified beneficiaries are admitted into the program.
The minister spoke on Thursda in Abuja during an interaction with National Social Investment Program (NSIP) Focal Persons, Program Managers and State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU) officers from all states of the country.
“We have also received over 5 million applications from proposed N-Power Batch C and we are currently in the process of selecting the qualified beneficiaries coming into the program, Farouq said.
“I assure all the applicants and Nigerians that the selection process will be transparent.”
She said that plans are also in place to ensure that “exited N-Power beneficiaries are engaged or absorbed into other programmes”.
Farouq said she has given approval for the payment of stipends for the exited beneficiaries of batches A and B, up to the month of June 2024, including that of the independent monitors, adding that the final payment of stipend for Batch B is almost ready for transmission to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for final checks and payment.
She said:“This event put together to appreciate the efforts of all the focal persons, program managers and others in different states across the federation. I am aware of the sacrifices and commitment you put in to ensure the smooth implementation of the different programmes and I commend your efforts.
“There is no doubt that the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) are critical components of the present Administration’s activities and are vehicles through which His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari‘s vision of lifting 100 million people out of poverty in 10 years will be achieved.
“Since my assumption of office, I have remained focused on ensuring the sustainability and improvement of the programmes bearing in mind the high impact value they have to teeming Nigerians, whose lives have been significantly disrupted as a result of the present humanitarian and economic situation in the country.
“It is against this background that I urge everyone of you to continue to give in your best to ensure the lives of those we are called to serve are made better. We must not lose sight of the fact that each one of the vulnerable persons are not mere numbers or statistics but real people with dreams, hopes, aspirations and a desire to live decent lives in peace and safety.”
She added: “As we renew our commitment to the service of humanity, I will like to seize this opportunity to, once again, state that we have successfully exited Batch A and B of the N-Power beneficiaries in June and July, respectively, and we are still working towards ensuring a transition plan that will further engage or absorb them into other programmes.
“We have also received over 5 million applications from proposed N-Power Batch C and we are currently in the process of selecting the qualified beneficiaries coming into the programme. I assure all the applicants and Nigerians that the selection process will be transparent.
“Furthermore, I wish to reiterate that I have given approval for the payment of stipends for the exited beneficiaries of batches A and B up to the month of June 2024, including that of the independent monitors.
“Also, the final payment of stipend for Batch B is almost ready for transmission to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for final checks and payment.
“I therefore appeal for patience and understanding from beneficiaries omitted for payment in previous months and those in batch B who are to get their final payment.”
Here the latest Npower news in Nigeria today…
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 Tech 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.
6. 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.
7. 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 Tech 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.
8. Npower Stipend: Aisha Sends Important Message To Npower Beneficiaries
Aisha Yesufu, a rights activist and co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has asked disengaged N-Power protesters to meet with other agitators to “protest on the same day.” Naija Tech News reports that Aisha’s call is coming at a time Npower beneficiaries are still lamenting the delay in payment of Npower June stipend and Npower July stipend for the year 2024.
9. Where Is Our Stipend? Npower Beneficiaries Bomb Minister After Her Youth Day Message
Beneficiaries of the federal government social investment scheme, Npower have again cried out over the non-payment of their outstanding stipends and other benefits. The disgruntled beneficiaries who took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to voice their anger on Wednesday blamed Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development for the non-payment of their stipends.
10. 4 Things Minister Sadiya Farouq Umar Said In Her Weekly Updates As Npower Beneficiaries Await Stipend Payment
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development in Nigeria, Sadiya Umar Farouq has given a summary of her activities in the last one week. The Minister took to her verified Twitter handle on Sunday in a series of tweets to highlight what she has been doing.
11. WASSCE: Government Begs Npower Teachers To Resume
An appeal has gone out from the government of Osun State to former N-Power teachers to resume and prepare students for their forthcoming West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Intervention Programmes, Lukman Bello, made the appeal on Monday.
12. The Federal Government Has Spent ₦14 Billion On Student Feeding, N-Power And CCT In Jigawa State Alone
In the last four years, the federal government has spent ₦14 billion on the programs of the Ministry of Social Welfare under Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq in Jigawa State alone. Plans include feeding primary school students, the N-Power youth program, and the distribution of ₦5,000 stipend per month. While N9.074bn has been spent on the ₦5,000-month program for the needy, ₦5.178 billion has been spent on the primary school feeding program from 2017 to date in Jigawa.
14. 2,000 Npower Beneficiaries Storm Aso Rock, Table Fresh Request Before Buhari
At least 2,000 Npower beneficiaries held a ‘Thank You Rally’ to Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa over the success of the N-Power scheme and other Social Intervention Programmes in the country. Naija Tech News reports that the ‘Thank You Rally’ to Aso Rock was led by the Concerned Citizens/ N- Power Forum with participants drawn across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
15. FG Extends Npower Online Application, Reveals Closing Date
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has extended Npower online application by two weeks. Naija Tech News reports that with the development, potential beneficiaries of the Federal government empowerment programme (N-Power) can continue with the online application till the next two weeks.
16. FG Replies Protesting Npower Beneficiaries, Speaks On N600,000 Grant And Permanent Employment
The Federal Government of Nigeria has responded to the demands of some protesting N-Power beneficiaries who want exiting Batch A and B beneficiaries to be employed by the government. The protesting beneficiaries had also on Thursday, 23rd July, demanded that the government pay each of them N600,000 grant if it couldn’t employ them permanently.
17. Aggrieved Npower Beneficiaries Protest In Abuja, Make Demands (Photos)
Several aggrieved beneficiaries of the Federal government empowerment programme (N-Power) are currently protesting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Naija Tech News reports that the aggrieved Npower beneficiaries over their disengagement from the programme and unsettled stipends.
18. Why NPower Beneficiaries Are Yet To Get Stipends – FG
Some NPower beneficiaries were not paid their stipends because the payment platform already recognised their accounts, the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development has said. In a statement on Thursday, Rhoda Iliya, deputy director of information at the ministry, revealed that 14,020 beneficiaries of NPower have existing accounts on the payroll of other agencies.
That’s the latest Npower news in Nigeria for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija Tech News. See you again tomorrow.
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