In the latest developments from the N-Power program on September 21, 2023, beneficiaries have raised their voices in a heartfelt plea to Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, and Mrs. Delu Bulus Yakubu, the newly appointed CEO of the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA). Their plea revolves around the ongoing issue of unpaid N-Power stipends, which have stretched over eight months.
What makes this plea even more poignant is the participation of the beneficiaries’ children, who are also calling for the release of their fathers’ overdue stipends, recognizing the tangible impact on their lives. An emotional image of a young girl holding a sign that reads “Dr. Betta Edu, please pay our father” has gained significant attention online, shedding light on their struggles.
In other significant news, President Bola Tinubu has chosen 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, she will oversee the operations of the NSIP Programmes, which include Npower.
Moreover, there’s good news for Npower beneficiaries as the Npower self-service portal is now fully operational. Beneficiaries encountering issues with account validation can now rectify the situation, as the validation link is working correctly.
During this transitional phase, Npower beneficiaries are urged to exercise patience, as the Ministry is actively reassessing the NSIP programs with the aim of potentially accommodating more individuals. This may involve a review of payment structures, with the goal of extending the reach of these impactful programs to a wider audience.
Regarding the Nexit Opportunity, rumors are circulating that new information will soon be provided. Even those who did not participate in the training may be asked to submit their business plans. Efforts could also be made to secure certificates and business plans for those who missed the training through other companies, further expanding opportunities for Nexit participants.
Stay tuned for more updates on these crucial developments that impact N-Power beneficiaries and the wider community.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When was the NSIPA Act officially enacted into law?
The NSIPA Act was signed into law on May 22, 2023.
2. Who is Mrs. Delu Bulus Yakubu, and why was she chosen 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 expected to enhance efficiency, transparency, and the overall quality of service delivery at NSIPA as part of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda.
3. What key steps can N-Power beneficiaries take to empower themselves?
Key steps include investing in skill development, exploring alternative employment opportunities, staying informed about relevant developments, effectively utilizing online resources, and maintaining hope for program improvements.
4. Will the new Minister address the eight-month stipend backlog for N-Power beneficiaries?
While the Minister has announced stipend disbursements, the complete extent of these payments remains uncertain and will be contingent on various factors, including the availability of resources.
5. What is NASIMS, and what role does it play in the N-Power program?
NASIMS is the National Social Investment Management System responsible for administering the Federal Government N-Power Programme. Its crucial role includes ensuring the smooth operation of the program, including stipend disbursement and beneficiary management.
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