Npower News Today 16th May 2023 and Latest NASIMS News on Payment of Stipends can be accessed below.
Npower Beneficiaries Urge Timely Payment of Outstanding Stipends
Npower, a program launched in 2016 by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to equip Nigerian youth with employment and entrepreneurship skills, has been successful in providing opportunities for beneficiaries to acquire practical skills and improve their employability. However, beneficiaries of the program are currently facing concerns due to the recent delay in payment of stipends for January, February, March, and April.
Calls to Settle Outstanding Stipends
In the latest Npower news for May 13, 2023, it has been reported that Npower volunteers’ beneficiaries are appealing to the Minister of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, to settle all outstanding stipends before she leaves office. The beneficiaries of the Npower program are concerned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will be coming to a close this month and are urging the Minister to ensure that all payments are made before the end of her tenure.
Efforts to Address Payment Delays
The Npower management has apologized for the delay in payment of stipends and work is still ongoing to pay backlogs for beneficiaries who had previously verified their account information. However, beneficiaries are being asked to exercise patience as payment will soon begin. A few weeks ago, the Honourable Sadiya Umar Farouq had declared that the Npower initiative would continue as long as the future administration was led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), providing some reassurance for beneficiaries about the program’s continuity.
The Importance of Timely Payments
Timely payment of stipends is crucial to ensuring that beneficiaries can meet their basic needs and continue to participate in the Npower program. The Npower program has been instrumental in providing Nigerian youth with skills that enable them to become self-reliant and contribute to the country’s economy. It is therefore essential that the government ensures that payments are made on time to support the sustainability of the program and the livelihoods of beneficiaries.
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