NPower News: FG Officially Confirms Backlog Payments and Urges Beneficiaries to Update Accounts
A Message to All NPower Batch C Stream 2 Beneficiaries from the Nigerian Government –
The N-Power program, a significant initiative run by the Nigerian government, has issued an important update for its Batch C Stream 2 beneficiaries. Following the recent payout of the October, November, and December 2022 stipends to 55,256 beneficiaries through a validation link, all eligible N-Power beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to update their account information to ensure timely receipt of their stipends.
Npower News on Npower Payment
NASIMS Releases Confirmation of Backlog Payments
NASIMS (National Social Investment Management System), an arm of the federal government, confirmed the release of backlog payments to all eligible N-Power beneficiaries on Wednesday, May 24. This official acknowledgment of the payment progress is a testament to the federal government’s commitment to this social investment initiative.
NASIMS conveyed in their statement, “Backlog payment update! This is an official confirmation of backlog payments. Please note, the payment is in progress, gradual, and is intended for all eligible Beneficiaries. Sit back and wait for yours. Thank you.”
A Directive from the Minister’s Assistant to N-Power Batch C Stream II Beneficiaries
Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, issued a prompt on Tuesday, May 23. She urged those beneficiaries of Batch C Stream II who have not yet updated their account details to do so without delay.
She confirmed that more than 55,000 beneficiaries had already received their stipends for October, November, and December. It’s worth noting that N-Power beneficiaries are eligible for a monthly stipend of N30,000.
Her public statement, shared via her official Twitter account, read, “Attention! @npower_ng #batchCStream2beneficiaries. Only 27,693 validated their accounts in addition to the previous 27,565. A total of 55,256 were paid their October, November & December stipends recently through the validation link. Please update your accounts.”
Eligibility Criteria for NPower Program Payment and Stipends
According to recent reports from NASIMS, those who have not been selected for the N-Power program are ineligible to receive payments. The N-Power scheme, a cornerstone of the Social Investment Programmes (SIP) of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, offers temporary employment opportunities to unemployed graduates for a period of two years. During this tenure, beneficiaries receive a monthly stipend of N30,000. Beneficiaries are often assigned to public schools (under the N-Teach program) and agricultural institutions (under the N-Agro initiative).
Npower News on payment to beneficiaries by the Federal Government:
The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) has issued a fresh update, particularly to the current batch of beneficiaries under the NPower scheme.
This news is specifically for NPower Batch C beneficiaries who haven’t yet been selected for the programme. These beneficiaries are advised to keep an eye on their dashboard for any updates.
NASIMS Message to NPower Batch C Beneficiaries
NASIMS, the administrative body for the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, has communicated that those applicants who haven’t been selected for the NPower programme are not eligible to receive payment.
The system encourages potential beneficiaries to stay updated by regularly checking their dashboards.
Current Phase of the NPower Scheme
The renowned NPower scheme is part of the NSIPs and is currently in its third phase (Batch C). Stream I beneficiaries of this batch have exited the programme, while Stream II was onboarded towards the end of 2022. NASIMS issued its statement to NPower Batch C beneficiaries on Sunday, May 7, via its official Facebook page. The complete message read as follows:
“ATTENTION: NPower C Beneficiaries, Please note, if you have not been selected as a beneficiary of the program, you’re ineligible for payment.”
Backlog Payment of Beneficiaries
Cross River Hub previously reported that NASIMS had confirmed the gradual disbursement of backlog payments for validated accounts of beneficiaries of the federal government’s NPower scheme.
On another note, on Monday, May 15, the federal government approved N19.24 billion for the training of 50,000 non-graduate NPower beneficiaries and the installation of taxiway lighting systems at the airports in Port Harcourt, Lagos, and Abuja.
This sum also covers consultancy services for the Dadin Kowa 40MW power project in Gombe state and the furnishing of the 10-story headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency located in Victoria Island, Lagos state.
Stay tuned to this space for more updates on the NPower scheme and other related news.
Npower News: How to ensure you get paid by NPower
As an NPower beneficiary, understanding the payment process is crucial for a seamless experience. NPower, a program aimed at empowering the unemployed, ensures prompt payment, but it is essential to follow the program guidelines and stay informed.
- Understanding the Payment Process: NPower pays beneficiaries only after the completion of their assigned work. This approach guarantees that the program fulfills its commitment to compensate individuals for their efforts.
- Empowering the Unemployed: NPower’s primary objective is to empower the unemployed by providing opportunities for skill development and financial stability. By participating in the program, beneficiaries can enhance their employability and gain valuable experience.
- Qualification and Program Guidelines: To become a qualified NPower beneficiary, it is essential to adhere to the program’s guidelines. NPower provides comprehensive information regarding eligibility criteria, application procedures, and program updates. It is crucial to review and follow these guidelines to increase the chances of success.
- Staying Informed: Remaining informed about NPower’s rules and updates is vital to stay ahead. The program regularly communicates important information and changes to its beneficiaries. By staying updated, you can ensure compliance and avoid any surprises or misunderstandings.
- Seeking Clarification: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the program, do not hesitate to seek clarification from the NPower team. They are there to assist you and provide the necessary guidance to ensure a smooth experience. Clear communication can help address any doubts and prevent potential issues.
- Accurate Application Submission: Taking your time when filling out the application is crucial to avoid mistakes. Rushing through the process can lead to errors, which may result in payment delays. Every applicant is valuable to the scheme, and submitting multiple applications is strictly prohibited.
- Importance of Bank Verification Number (BVN): To prevent duplicate payments, NPower requires beneficiaries to provide their Bank Verification Number (BVN). It is essential to provide the correct BVN to avoid any complications. Supplying the wrong BVN can create issues and disrupt the payment process.
- Implications of Applying Twice: Applying for NPower more than once can convey a lack of seriousness, potentially harming your chances of being selected as a beneficiary. It is important to submit only one application and demonstrate your commitment to the program.
- Working for Payment: NPower beneficiaries must actively engage in the assigned tasks to receive payment. Simply being a part of the program does not guarantee compensation. Effort and adherence to the program’s guidelines are essential to ensure timely payment.