Npower Update: Minister Clears The Air On January Payment & Exit Plan

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Watching nta live, the honorable minister of finance was a guest on the program, when asked why npower stipend hasn’t been paid, she said, ‘ I can speak from the point of view of the finance ministry, we have released the fund and I think the ministry in charge should be in the process of payment’

From independent investigation by ourworldgist, today is the 12th of the new month and beneficiaries of the npower program are yet to get their January stipends.

However, in an interview with HAJIA ZAINAB HAMED, the honorable Minister of Finance, on NTA Tuesday Live, made it clear that all the funds needed to pay beneficiaries of the Npower Programme and the NSIP as a whole has been released to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development headed by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

The Finance Minister ZAINAB HAMED, in her right and precise words, disclosed that “we have released fund for Npower long before now, and the fund is with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, it is left for the minister in charge to make payment as at when due”.

The Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed on Tuesday in an interview on “NTA Tuesday Live” disclosed that the veteran NPower beneficiaries will get GEEP Loan so they won’t go back to the street.

Zainab Ahmed, Hon Minister Of Finance Speaking On Set During NTA Popular Program: “TuesdayLive”

According to the Minister, the NPower 500,000 youth were to work for two years and they were to be supported to move to some other things, may be some other job or we hope entrepreneurship so that we can take another batch.

She said, we have the first set still on the fourth year now and there are others that had been on the waiting list, waiting for their own.

So what we have to do now is to see how we can exit the batch that is currently on, in a manner that enable them move on to something else.

We hope that they will not come out and just be in the job market.

So we are going to provide them with resources through the GEEP Program so they have small loan that they can actually use to better themselves.

The Minister went further to say, ” during the course of their training, the very first batch of that 500,000 that had device that was given to them like IPAD. On that devices there were several skills depending on what their preference was, that there were software that was uploaded so that they were learning and training even as they were doing the assignment that was given to them.

They were trained either as teachers, Agric extension workers or health extension workers.

So after working now for four years, they should be able to come out of that to do something for themselves so we have a chance to take another fresh batch.

Recall that ourworldgist has in the past brought you the following news on Npower:

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