N-power in August: Ten (10) Crazy Facts Steering at Volunteers
N-power in August: Ten (10) Crazy Facts Steering at Volunteers: In few days to come, the honorable minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Madam Umar Sadiya Farouq, will make a powerful pronouncement and declaration over batch A and B’s exit into what is now called” Transition”
The month of August is heavily pregnant, it holds the fate of batch A and B in the Npower programme.
There are many promising things that will happen in the month of August
Umar Sadiya Farouq, the honorable, disclosed plans by her ministry to streamline the entire programme for better efficiency.
This streamlining includes Transiting both Batch A and B in Government entrepreneurship and viable private sectors platforms
Two months ago, the minister, in a video broadcast, said both batch A and B will be exited to pave way for 400,000 new volunteers into the npower programme, a move not pleasant for batch A and B volunteers
“The beneficiaries were supposed to spend 24 months on the programme, but Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months thereby denying other Nigerians an opportunity to access the programme and gain skills for entrepreneurship and employment,” Mrs Farouq said.
She also disclosed last week of commencing the transitioning of beneficiaries of Batch A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities
Disengagement of Batch A and B
All the 500,000 young beneficiaries selected in 2016 and 2017 under Batch A and B, will cease to be volunteers, as their tenure have finally ended
Sadiya reveals that, 500,000 beneficiaries were supposed to spend 24 months on the programme, but Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months thereby denying other Nigerians an opportunity to access the programme and gain skills for entrepreneurship and employment,
She always maintains her stands on exit of batch A and B beneficiaries into what is called “Transition”,
There had been controversies between Ms Farouq and President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Social Investment, Maryam Uwais, about the exit package for the Batch A and B volunteers as each traded blame on who was responsible for the delay in disengaging the beneficiaries.
“The minister had blamed the National Social Investment Office (NSIO), under Mrs Uwais for having no viable plan for the exit of the beneficiaries.”
“In reaction, Mrs Uwais said her administrators had made ‘exit plans’ which had not been implemented before the office was moved under the leadership of Ms Farouq. She also said she had briefed Mrs Farouq on those plans”.
Volunteers will be Transited in August
Transitioning volunteers into a meaningful and sustainable venture will strategically position the economy at an advantage, no volunteer will be laid-off- Sadiya Umar Disclosed via NTA
She told reporters of the Transition plans developed since November 2019, and that all beneficiaries would be engaged according to the Psychometric assessment results
The minister made it clear, “we are only transiting volunteers into a meaningful and viable ventures, we will not throw volunteers to the street
Beneficiaries will be transitioned into Government Entrepreneurship Schemes and other Viable Private Sectors to boast the economy devasted by covid-19 “
The minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Ms. Umar Sadiya Farouq, said Federal Government is gradually transitioning volunteers to the next level to make provision for others.
The goal is to keep volunteers Npowered while positioning Nigeria at the core of the post covid-19 digital economy.
Responding to a question asked on NTA, the Minister hinted Government plan to transition volunteers without laying them off.
“As part of the transition process before eligible volunteers will be absorbed into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries, a compulsory completion of psychometric assessment would be done to determine competency and placement into various opportunities – Hajiya Sadiya Farouq disclosed.
The Federal Government will be opening opportunities in the services and real sectors of the economy where all volunteers will be deployed.
Some key sectors for deployment include.
- Real Estate
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
- Creative industry
- Finance (agency banking)
- Agriculture & Agro processing
- Transport and Logistics
- Retail (e-commerce)
Psychometric Test Will Be Conducted
As part of the transition process before eligible volunteers will be absorbed into government entrepreneurship schemes and private sector bodies
A compulsory completion of psychometric assessment will be done to determine competency and placement into various opportunities- Umar Sadiya Farouq
“The ministry said the current enrollees of the scheme (Batch A) will exit June 30, 2020 while (Batch B) will exit the programme on July 31, 2020.”
“This was contained in a statement in Abuja on Friday by the Deputy Director Information of the ministry, Rhoda Iliya”
Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, said “We have commenced the transitioning of beneficiaries from Batches A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the beneficiaries after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.
Payment of June and July Stipends will be made in August
The minister said, June and July’s stipends are already processed, in a DW news live broadcast, she hinted challenges of preventing re-occurrence of flagging of account during payment. Hence the delay
There is already massive protest and name calling against the Minister, delay in Paying stipend is a repeated occurrence under her Administration
But in the month of August, all owed stipends will be paid. Sadiya Umar has Promised Volunteers during a chat with DW news
Batch C Registration will End in August
N-power Batch C registration will finally end first week of August, the N-power official Facebook Handle Confirmed this
Registration started late June, spanned through the month of July, will officially end first week of August 2020
More than Eight (8) Million Applications were received and confirmed, the number may rise as registration ends in a week and some days’ time
Only 400,000 applicants will make it through to the on-boarding process, a rigid procedure is already in place to screened out applications
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq is pleased to conduct a Free, Fair and Credible recruitment
In no distant time, further instructions will be made known as to the next stage of the recruitment exercise
Applicants are advised to stay tuned to the official page of the programme to get genuine information
Nigerians have welcomed the launch of the Batch C as it would avail the same opportunity to other young Nigerians to learn a skill as well as earn stipends.
No Hope for Device Selection and Pickup in August
The much-promised devices, might not come at all, any hope on devices is a “wishful thinking”
All beneficiaries should take to Mrs. sadiya’s twitter page and sing tirelessly of the much-promised devices
Massive Protests in August Very Much Possible