N-power Device Updates: Exclusive Report on the Long Awaited Devices

N-power Device Updates: It is no longer news, the programme promised devices as working tools for beneficiaries, but these devices have not reached the hands of beneficiaries since Batch B resumed work

It could be recalled that, some Batch A beneficiaries have not received their also, the matter  had since been tabled for discussion long after Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development assumed office

From an anonymous source in National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) office, the issue of delay is connected to funds not immediately available for contractors to deliver the devices.

N-power Device Updates: Exclusive Report on the Long Awaited Devices

 An insider has assured all beneficiaries, both batch A and Batch B, before the May, 2020, all beneficiaries would have selected their preferred Devices and pick-up won’t be delayed as usual. All issues relating to device purchases might have been put to rest, in few days to come, beneficiaries would be told the next action to take in regards to device selection. https://myeduproject.com.ng/n-power-device-selection-see-four-best-devices-you-should-consider

 A discussion with the focal person in South-South of the country confirmed that, the issue of device will soon be a story of the past for Batch B volunteers. He assured volunteers to be hopeful, in no distance time, their devices will come

Eight (8) contractors have been contacted for this job, about 8 brands of these devices mainly IPADs with state-of-art features will be delivered any moment from May or June

Since most of these devices are coming from China, South Korea, India, Malaysia and South Africa. The corona virus pandemic may slow things down, but be rest assured, devices will get you soon. An insider added

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In the first face book live chat, with Mr Afolabi, he disclosed that, the issue of device is purchases, selection and pick-up, are current being discussed, the discussion might have yielded fruit.

Will the Government Continue to Pay Npower Stipends Amidst Low Oil Price and a Slashed Budget?

Npower: Lately the Federal Government has cut down the 2020 budget by one (1) Trillion naira, due to low oil price, currently sold for $30 per barrel, and may even sell less as the coronavirus intensified her onslaught.  

The covid-19 pandemic had made the world economy slow down, while some weak and developing economies are experiencing total shutdown, many African country be enter recession in no distance time

The Nigeria Economy is no different; the government has closed the borders to contain the spread of the deadly corona virus, thus; dwindling or reducing the revenue coming from the border country

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As we speak, the glut in the oil market will make oil sold for even less than $30 in the coming days, the pandemic and lack of corporation from OPEC and Russia may plung the situation of things more

The Nigerian Economy is heavily reliant on oil, more than 95% of the 2020 budget was based on the oil bench mark of $60, now that oil is sold for $30/b, it will be very difficult to for any reasonable and decent minded government to throw “plantain chips” to any recurrent expenditure that will not yield fruit

Last week, the governor of the economic-Finance minister has said, bringing new npower volunteers in to the Npower program is suspended for now, due to the covid-19 pandemic and the massive slash of the 2020 budget  

The Minister of Finance and economic experts at the just concluded NEC meeting warned of another recession. If care is not hard heard to, we may find ourselves in a difficult situation even being the largest economy in Africa. A situation that might spell down to the standard of living

In an interview with daily trust, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development made it known that the budget in her ministry was reduced to half, making it pretty difficult to work as minister https://myeduproject.com.ng/npower-project-permanency-send-direct-message-to-your-senator-rep

Given the above analyses and close observation, the situation might be difficult to conclude, there are many parameters to justify this. The Npower programme is a political programme.

That is, it is not in the constitution like the NYSC mandatory one year programme. Meaning, if the government becomes financially stretched and incapable of financing it, “the plantain chips might be withdrawn from the monkey”.

See Reasons Why Npower Volunteer Will still be receiving their Stipends even if the economy shutdown

The Npower Programmes is embedded in the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and NSIP is under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, a position that made it very difficult to stop stipends from getting into the very hands of Npower beneficiaries

The Npower Pogramme is an empowerment programme, intended to skilled-train volunteers as to become self-reliant, therefore, providing jobs for themselves and to others, this alone is a reason for the creation of the programme, stipends will continued to be paid. see https://myeduproject.com.ng/npower-hope-rekindled-as-rep-moves-for-permanency-of-all-volunteers

Have you ever wondered why Military and Paramilitary organizations are always paid? They are captured in the budget; yes the Npower programme is captured in the budget and has been fully provided for.  In the event, the budget get slashed or reduced, Section 5 of the finance (control and Management) Act of 1958 as amended will be enforced

The Government has a Supplementary Contingencies and statutory Expenditure Warrant (SCSEW) included in the Annual General Warrant (AGW) as an additional expenditure to finance any recurrent expenditures of national interest

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