Npower Stipends: Be Rest Assured, You Will be Paid-Npower
Stipends: Be Rest Assured, You Will be Paid-Npower: Adding to the Assurance given by the spoke person to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina has made it clear on Channels TV regarding Npower Volunteers Stipends
The Official Face Book Handle ha once again assured all volunteers to be rest assured as all their stipends will be paid
Volunteers in their large numbers rushed the official of the Programme on Facebook, demanding owed stipends
The Federal Government under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has disengaged batch A and B volunteers, but still owing them months of Stipends
Lately, volunteers had embarked on protests, hoping for a reversal of the disengagement plan on ground, but the matter is “hanging on the air”.
The Federal Government is considering providing skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation programme called “Transition”, that will catapult the youths into viable opportunities the youths of the 21st century economy
We’ll Pay Exited Volunteers Next Week- Femi Adesina Channels TV
The spoke person to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina has made it clear on Channels TV, Friday, the 7th of August 2020, that all exited Npower volunteers will be paid not later than next week
The presidential spoke-man made it clear on the position of government to the exited volunteers, in his precise words, “there is no going back, disengaged volunteers are already exited”
Government cannot continue to pay 500,000 volunteers for life, others will be given same opportunities
He disclosed that, the batch C registration has shown that, more Nigerians are willing to have skills, as shown by the numbers of applications received
Before the end of next week, all volunteers would have been paid, we have strategized and modified means to pay all the Exited volunteers without flagging of account
“He disclosed that, the batch C registration has shown that, more Nigerians are willing to have skills, as shown by the numbers of applications received
Before the end of next week, all volunteers would have been paid, we have strategized and modified means to pay all the Exited volunteers without flagging of account, the presidential adviser added
The president’s spokesman said the issues the protesters were demonstrating about such as insecurity, corruption, poverty, and rights abuse were not peculiar to Nigeria and so the protests were misguided.
He said the N-Power programme, which gives unemployed youths temporary jobs and monthly stipends was one of the ways the government was addressing joblessness.
Adesina added that the President recognizes the problems but they cannot be addressed in one fell swoop.
When asked if the clampdown on protests would continue Adesina noted that the government will do whatever is right, whatever is required to maintain peace in the country”
Exited Volunteers, Submit Your Details to State SIP Offices
Sequel to the announcement made by Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, on the Transition of Volunteers into various opportunities.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has commenced the transitioning of volunteers of Batch A and B into government entrepreneurship schemes and engaging private sector bodies to absorb some of the volunteers after the completion of psychometric assessment to determine competency and placement into various opportunities.
“The N Power Programme Managers and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in a bid to ensure that Batch A and B Beneficiaries are exited into self-reliant programmes is engaging relevant MDAs (CBN, BOA and BOI) to explore opportunities to support those intending to go into Entrepreneurship”
All those interested are to submit their names, phones numbers, emails and npower Registration Numbers to all the States Social Investment Programme Offices nationwide.
Please use this format to send your details
Working email address
NPVN phone number
LGA of PPA
The Federal Government has made committing to the continuation and expansion of batch A and B into entrepreneurship schemes
Skills acquisition for entrepreneurship and job creation will catapult the youths into viable opportunities the youths of the 21st century economy
Some Govt Entrepreneurship schemes & Private Sectors where Volunteers will Be Absorbed
Some of these Govt Entrepreneurship schemes are under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the Private Sectors are very much available in large number, but will not bear responsibility in paying volunteers
Govt Entrepreneurship schemes:
- Auditing and Accounting Firms
- ICT Professionals
- Large Café and Restaurants
Daily Times Twitter Survey: 95% Supported Permanency of Volunteers-See Result
The Federal Government is Testing the “Water” to see what npower volunteers really wanted
Although many claims Dailytimes Nigeria Survey is a private led initiative, but sources have it that, the Federal Government contracted them secretly to gather data regarding volunteers’ demands
The last protest structs fears and criticism in the heart of government, who promised to create 100 million sustainable jobs,
Relieving 500,000 Npower volunteers is a signal of “Lack of Trust”, which might spell doom for the APC only notable achievement so far
Should Volunteers be Given Permanent Appointment?
Dailytimes Nig. is Conducting Survey
Daily Times Nigeria (@DailyTimesNGR) Tweeted:
Should the federal government absorb all #NPower beneficiaries and give them permanent employment?
State the reason for your answer in the comment section https://t.co/tqdm2RPxbL
See result in Brief:
95% say Yes FG should Absorbed Volunteers
Less than 4% Went for GEEP loan
See result https://t.co/tqdm2RPxbL
Sadiya Umar Challenged to a Public Debate but Declined
In what appeared to be anger from the public, “the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), who, in a statement, yesterday, said it wants to prove to Nigerians that the minister fed ghosts and not human beings because “experts have told us with abundant scientifically empirical evidence that 50% under-five children are malnourished in all parts of Nigeria and especially in majority of the North East of Nigeria.”
The Minister has rejected invitation from the group saying its has no Right to summon her to a debate, her office takes instructions from the Federal Government
In her right words; The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development takes directives directly from the Federal Government who funds in, if any group(s) has any issues with it, should therefore channel it to the right source
All our spending and Budget have been spent perfectly, we are not hiding any facts or figures-Minister
This is not the first time Umar Sadiya is refusing public query and invitations, the House of Reps has summoned her more than five times, but declined
The gross misconduct of office and financial misappropriations have angered the public, hence “the outcry “
Its National Coordinators, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said: “We are alleging that the ministry is a cash guzzling machine and a financial disaster.
“The minister in charge of that disastrous ministry of government must be made to render proper accounts of how her ministry reportedly claimed to have blown away billions of public fund to feed school Children during the three Months of Covid-19 lockdown when clearly the school Children were all at homes in different parts of the Country.
“This despicable and opaque feeding programme happened despite a groundswell of well-informed opposition to the disastrous idea only because the executioners had allegedly choreographed the primitive ways of allegedly siphoning public funds under the guise of feeding ghost school children.
“If we are wrong, the minister should prove us wrong with facts and figures for all to see and judge”
“HURIWA is by this media communication inviting the minister for a publicly covered debate this Wednesday with HURIWA so Nigerians can be told what amount this government spent feeding school children who were dispersed and on holidays during the lockdown”
“HURIWA wants to show Nigerians that the ministry of humanitarian affairs may have fed ghosts and claimed to have fed real Children.
“This minister should be bold enough to accept this invitation for a public debate which we will host at a good venue in Abuja.”
Onwubiko, further called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the National Assembly to realize that “history will be unkind to them for failing to stop widespread corruptions that have characterized the implementation of the so called social investment programme and the School Feeding programme which is at best the best known cesspool of corruption and abuse of office.”