Here is your daily update on the latest happenings with the NPower program today, July 20th, 2023.
We bring you updates on Nasims’ latest decisions on payment, news on NPower Stipend Payment, updates for Npower Batch C2 today, outstanding Stipends Payment news, Nasims’ current news, updates on Npower’s payments for December, January 2023, February, and March.
NPower Beneficiaries Express Concerns Over Delayed Stipends
NPower beneficiaries have voiced their unhappiness due to the non-payment of their stipends since last December. They have been waiting for these payments for a five-month period, even before President Bola Tinubu assumed office. Unfortunately, none of the outstanding payments have been sorted since he took over.
The lack of these payments is causing rising discontent and discouragement among the beneficiaries, many of whom rely on these stipends for their daily needs.
Regarding the payment of stipends to Npower batch C beneficiaries, no new payments have been approved yet. The decision lies with President Tinubu, and the program managers are awaiting his decisions. Additionally, the verification process for Npower beneficiaries with unverified accounts continues.
President Tinubu Announces Aid to Families
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu wrote a letter to the House of Representatives, stating that 12 million families would receive N8,000 over six months. This aid is aimed at easing the difficulties faced by Nigerians because of the removal of subsidies.
Interactive Session Held With Npower Batch C Beneficiaries
Recently, Nasims held an interactive session named “Half Hour With Npower C Beneficiaries”. This session was designed to address any concerns raised by the Npower Batch C beneficiaries. The following are key points from the session held on July 10, 2023.
Summary of Questions and Responses:
- Status of C1 Beneficiaries: The Npower C1 program officially ended in August 2022. Extra payments for September, October, and November were part of the Nexit package approved by H.M. Sadiya Umar Farouq.
- Payment and Program Continuation: The future of the Npower program depends on President Tinubu’s decisions. Nasims will not be able to give a clear answer on the continuation of payments until the status of the program is confirmed.
- Payment Date for Outstanding Months: The payment date for the months owed is not known, as the funds are still waiting for approval from the new administration. Once approval is given, the payments will be started.
- Unpaid C1 Beneficiaries: C1 beneficiaries who are still waiting for payments for September, October, and November will receive them as soon as the necessary funds are approved and available.
- Pre-selected Beneficiaries: Pre-selected beneficiaries should follow the instructions given in their messages and wait for further instructions as they are supplementary to existing C2 beneficiaries.
- Account Validation: Account validation links were sent to C2 beneficiaries who provided incorrect account details. C1 beneficiaries who are experiencing issues with payments can also use this opportunity for account validation.
The interactive session addressed various topics, including the status of the Npower program, payment continuation, outstanding payments, pre-selected beneficiaries, and account validation. Nasims underlined that the President plays a crucial role in program decisions and reassured beneficiaries that payments would be made as soon as funds are approved.
FAQs About Npower News Under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Administration:
Q: Will the Npower Program continue under the new administration?
Ans: The Npower Program is expected to continue, as there is a commitment to maintain the program’s positive effects on reducing poverty for the youth.
Q: What will happen to the pending stipend payments for Npower beneficiaries?
Ans: The new management of the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) is dedicated to ensuring that all outstanding stipends for Npower beneficiaries are paid promptly.
Q: How can Npower Batch C beneficiaries validate their accounts?
Ans: Npower Batch C beneficiaries who haven’t received their stipends and need to validate their accounts can do this by following the validation link provided.
Q: Is there any update on the handover of affairs by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs?
Ans: The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, disaster management, and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has officially transferred the ministry’s affairs to the Permanent Secretary, Nasir Sani, as part of the transition process.
Q: What are the expectations regarding the future of empowerment programs?
Ans: Under President Tinubu’s Administration, there is hope that the existing empowerment programs will be improved and turned into more permanent job creation opportunities. This would support sustainable and inclusive growth for the Nigerian youth.
FAQs About Nasims News On Payment Today:
Q: Why is my Npower payment status showing processing?
Ans: Your payroll status changing to “PROCESSING” from “PENDING” means that your stipend has been sent to your bank from the Central Bank of Nigeria. At this stage, there is a 100% chance of you being paid.
Q: Did Npower shortlist stream 2?
Ans: The commencement date for Npower Stream 2 is on February 25th, 2024. The announcement for stream 2 shortlisting has already been made, and the final list for stream 2 will be published on the NASIMS portal.
Q: Will Npower batch c1 be permanent?
Ans: We have received reliable information that Npower beneficiaries will be given permanent appointments. The federal government is expected to sign a permanent appointment for all Npower beneficiaries before the end of this year.
Q: How long does Npower training last?
Ans: Shortlisted candidates in the non-graduates category can apply for the Npower training program. This program consists of three months of in-centre class training, an apprenticeship program lasting for 6 months, and then mentorship.
That’s all for today’s update on the latest Npower News, and Nasims News. For more updates on Npower, check back tomorrow on VoiceofNigeria.