In the latest developments concerning the N-Power program, beneficiaries have made a heartfelt appeal to Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, and Mrs. Delu Bulus Yakubu, the recently appointed CEO of the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA). Their plea centers around the concerning issue of unpaid N-Power stipends, which have been pending for an extended eight-month duration.
The predicament faced by these beneficiaries has not escaped notice, as even their children have joined in the call for the immediate disbursement of their fathers’ long-delayed stipends. A poignant image of a young girl holding a placard that reads “Dr. Betta Edu please pay our father” has gained significant traction on social media, spotlighting the real-life consequences of this delay.
In another significant development, President Bola Tinubu has appointed Delu Bulus Yakubu as the first-ever National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA). In her new role, Mrs. Yakubu will oversee the operations of NSIP Programmes, including N-Power, with a focus on enhancing program efficiency, transparency, and overall service quality.
Furthermore, there’s positive news for N-Power beneficiaries, as the Npower self-service portal is now fully operational. Beneficiaries who previously encountered challenges in validating their accounts can now do so confidently, as the validation link is functioning as intended.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. When was the NSIPA Act officially enacted into law?
- The NSIPA Act was formally enacted on May 22, 2023.
2. Who is Mrs. Delu Bulus Yakubu, and why was she selected as the National Coordinator/CEO of NSIPA?
- Mrs. Delu Bulus Yakubu is a highly experienced professional in the field of Social Investment Programme Management. Her appointment is aimed at improving program efficiency, transparency, and overall service quality as part of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda.
3. What steps can N-Power beneficiaries take to empower themselves?
- Critical actions include investing in skill development, exploring alternative job opportunities, staying informed about relevant developments, effectively utilizing online resources, and maintaining optimism for potential program enhancements.
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4. Will the new Minister address the eight-months stipend backlog for N-Power beneficiaries?
- While the Minister has announced stipend disbursements, the complete extent of these payments remains uncertain and will depend on various factors, including the availability of resources.
5. What is NASIMS, and what role does it play in the N-Power program?
- NASIMS, the National Social Investment Management System, is responsible for managing the Federal Government N-Power Programme. Its crucial role includes ensuring the smooth operation of the program, including stipend disbursements and beneficiary management.
6. When Will the Honorable Minister Pay Beneficiaries their 8-months salary?
- Currently, there is no fixed date for the Honorable Minister, Betta Edu, to pay the 8-month stipends. The timeline remains uncertain.
7. When Will the N-Power Registration portal open?
- The Minister has indicated plans to expand the program by adding more beneficiaries, but the exact procedure and timing are still being determined.
These FAQs aim to provide clarity on some of the most pressing questions surrounding the recent developments in the N-Power program and the challenges faced by its beneficiaries.
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