Npower News 2020. This article will provide the latest Npower news on permanency, Npower Stipend and everything you need to know about Npower news today.
The federal government of Nigeria is yet to pay the Npower stipend for April 2020. Npower beneficiaries are advised to be patient as their stipends for the past months will soon be paid.
Npower Agro News
Administrators of the federal government social intervention scheme, N-Power has sent out an important notification to beneficiaries under its N-Power Agro category.
The information which was released across its various social media platforms on Monday requested them to ensure they fill a particular form using a link provided.
Note: the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is utilizing N-Agro beneficiaries to enumerate data, seed, and fertilizers to about 2 million farmers in Nigeria.
If you have received an email from the link below, kindly fill with your details. This has been authorized by Npower administrators as they confirmed on their social media page.
Meanwhile, beneficiaries have been assured that their stipends will be paid soon. This was disclosed in response to an inquiry by a beneficiary who wanted to know if they would be paid before the Ramadan 2020 fast ends.
Npower News On Permanency
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has spoken on the planned exit for N-Power beneficiaries.
She disclosed that the federal government is not looking at making the scheme permanent for the beneficiaries, but working to give them viable exit options.
The Minister who spoke during her visit last Thursday to the corporate headquarters of Media Trust Limited, noted that N-Power beneficiaries already understand that the scheme is for two years and not a permanent arrangement.
“I don’t know the fears of the beneficiaries, but I know that government had this N-Power programme and it is supposed to be a two- year programme,” Farouq said.
She also gave reasons why those who joined the scheme in 2016 and are supposed to have exited the scheme are still within the system.
“Those in 2016 were supposed to have exited in 2018, but because there was no plan in place, the tenure was extended.
“So, they know from the outset that it’s not a programme that will be there for life.
“For us as a ministry, we’re looking at all options for the planned exit.
“We’re not just going to exit them to their fate, we have options and we’re deploring these options so that they can have something to fall back on.”
She added that before the end of the year 2020, it is expected that the government would have been able to reveal its exit plan to the affected beneficiaries.
Npower News Today
Currently, Npower beneficiaries are yet to receive their stipends but have been assured that the stipends will be paid soon.
Recall that the Federal Government N-Power scheme earlier apologized for the delayed March Stipend Payment, stating that the delay was as a result of change in the payment platform used for payments in the bid to harmonize government payroll for effective and efficient disbursements of salaries to federal government employees and stipends to federal government social investment beneficiaries.
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