THE Federal Government has mentioned 400,000 candidates shall be absorbed into the third batch of its N-Power National Social Investment Scheme (NSIP).
Last week, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development introduced that it might start the enrolment of the third batch of N-Power beneficiaries on June 26, 2020.
The ministry defined that the enrolment will present alternatives for extra Nigerian youths to entry the programme, in furtherance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s imaginative and prescient of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The ministry additionally said that the present enrolees of the scheme (Batch A) will exit on June 30, 2020 whereas (Batch B) will exit the programme on July 31, 2020.
The scheme gave additional particulars on Monday on the upcoming enrolment by way of its official twitter deal with: @npower_ng.
The tweet reads: “This week, the N-Power portal will re-open for registration; 400,000 beneficiaries shall be taken from the appliance pool.
“Here are some suggestions to prepare: get your BVN prepared, guarantee you aren’t an current worker in any organisation, and utility is on-line.”
Reacting to the tweet, among the present beneficiaries queried the non-payment of their March, April and May allowances.
Responding, the scheme assured that these owed shall be paid earlier than they exit the programme.
Also, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, on Monday mentioned about 12,000 N-Power beneficiaries are but to be paid their three months’ stipends. The minister mentioned the delay was due to administrative points, which have been being resolved.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja on the briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Farouk mentioned: “As far because the ministry is anxious, we have now paid N-Power beneficiaries which have been verified and beneficial for cost. We have 500,000 N-Power volunteers.
“On these claiming that they haven’t been paid, we’re trying into these points with the Office of the Account General of the Federation.”