The central government has given reasons why the month to month stipend given to N-Power recipients has not been paid for as long as two months.
N-Power is one of the National Social Investment Programs (SIP) structured by the present organization to lessen neediness, joblessness and social weakness among Nigerians. It includes the sending of thousands of jobless alumni to schools and different establishments to work there while the administration pays them a stipend of N30,000 month to month.
The NSIPs were being directed by the workplace of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, however has now been moved to the recently made Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
“The service is right now captivating the NSIP Cluster Heads for explanations; generally, the handover and taking procedure for these two projects is as yet progressing,” she said.
She likewise proposed that the maintenance of N-Power recipients who ought to have left was additionally liable for the postponement.
“That N-Power recipients tried out 2016 are yet to be left 16 months after the slip by of their agreement; they should have been graduated to a progressively gainful endeavor,” she said.
She said the service was attempting endeavors to build up a leave plan and that the cash owed would be paid to endless supply of the giving over procedure.
She guaranteed the open that the administration will keep on financing its Social Investment Programs and guarantee that it contacts lives emphatically.
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PRESS BRIEFING IN RESPONSE TO THE NONPAYMENT OF STIPENDS TO N-POWER BENEFICIARIES:
Reaction BY THE MINISTRY OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE NON PAYMENT OF STIPENDS TO N-POWER BENEFICIARIES.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development appeared in August 2019. The order of the new Ministry was imparted in October 2019. Among the Agencies and Programs rested on the Ministry was the National Social Investment Program.
The N-Power activity is one of the four groups of National Social Investment Programs that were intended to stem the developing tide of destitution, joblessness and Social Insecurity in Nigeria. N-Power is the activity creation and financial strengthening segment of the NSIP for youthful jobless Nigerians.
I have gotten starting briefings from heads of Agencies and Programs answering to the Ministry from October 2019, anyway by virtue of the details in question, the giving over procedure is still on-going. With respects, to late tumults and objection against the non – endorsement of installments of October and November, 2019 stipends to N-Power recipients the Ministry wishes to:
Reaffirm its pledge to guaranteeing that recipients of all the Social Investment Programs get to intercessions intended for them inside the stipulated rules.
Advise that the Home Grown Feeding Program, which is additionally a group of the NSIP has kept on running easily since its exchange to the Ministry. Aside from the four expresses that were submitted during my nonattendance and this has just been dealt with.
That there are data holes with respects the checking and assessment instrument and structure of the N – Power and the GEEP programs. A few authorities of NSIP are of the view that the projects ought to be totally rebuilt.
The Ministry is right now captivating the NSIP Cluster Heads for explanations; fundamentally, the Handover and Taking procedure for these two (2) programs is as yet progressing.
That N-Power recipients selected 2016 are yet to be left 16 months after the pass of their agreement; they should have been graduated to an increasingly beneficial endeavor;
That the Ministry is at present attempting endeavors to build up a leave system, which is non-existent.
I wish to take advantage of this lucky break to guarantee all N-Power recipients and to be sure all Nigerians of the Ministry’s pledge to Mr President’s guarantee to stem neediness in the nation just as lift 100 million Nigerians out of destitution in 10 years. This is a clarion call we should all response for our country. This present glitch needs tending to on the off chance that we are to begin the current task with the necessary footing. In such manner, the Ministry likewise wishes to guarantee all recipients that all unfulfilled obligations will be paid when the giving and taking procedures are finished up and the hazy areas are tended to. There ought to be no dread with respect to the progression or manageability of the Social Investment programs as the Government will keep on enough reserve them and guarantee that they arrive at the recipients and contact lives emphatically. At long last, while wanting for tolerance and comprehension, I wish to thank all the NSIP Managers, who are making careful arrangements to clarify the details of the task to the Ministry authorities to guarantee a smooth progress.
second DECEMBER 2019