The Federal Government recently revealed its plans to begin disbursing overdue payments to N-Power beneficiaries for the 9-month backlog in November 2023. Akindele Egbuwalo, the national program manager of N-Power, made this announcement during a meeting with beneficiaries in Abuja.
Egbuwalo explained that funds have been successfully recovered from existing payment service providers, and the disbursement process will be carried out in stages to ensure a smooth distribution to the beneficiaries. This decision comes after a temporary suspension of the program for extensive restructuring and a comprehensive audit.
Additionally, the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) issued a statement in Abuja, confirming this initiative. Jamaluddeen Kabir, the national communication manager of NSIPA, emphasized the government’s commitment to addressing the backlog issue.
Furthermore, this announcement also signifies a significant transformation as the N-Power program has been rebranded as the “Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme” (RHJCP). This renaming aligns with the new vision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and reflects the government’s plans to expand and enhance the program. Under the leadership of the Honourable Minister, Dr. Betta Edu, RHJCP aims to target 5 million beneficiaries over the next 5 years. This initiative intends to absorb 1 million youths annually, including both graduates and non-graduates.
The news about the forthcoming backlog payment and the program’s expansion has been met with relief and optimism by N-Power beneficiaries, many of whom had expressed frustration due to the lack of information. During the meeting, a beneficiary from Yobe State echoed the sentiments of others, emphasizing their understanding of the situation and gratitude for the transparent communication.
In light of these developments, N-Power beneficiaries are encouraged to maintain their patience as they await their payments. The government’s renewed commitment to the program’s success and inclusivity in the “Renewed Hope Agenda” signifies a positive step forward, assuring that no beneficiary will be left behind. This announcement heralds a renewed sense of hope and progress for N-Power beneficiaries as they continue to contribute to the nation’s advancement and prosperity.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – N-Power Payment Updates, November 4, 2023
Q1: What’s the main highlight of the N-Power Payment News for November 4, 2023?
A1: The key update revolves around the Federal Government’s announcement of its intention to clear the backlog of payments to N-Power beneficiaries, starting in November 2023.
Q2: What caused the delay in distributing N-Power stipends?
A2: The delay was due to the temporary suspension of the N-Power program for restructuring and conducting a forensic audit, which helped recover funds from payment service providers.
Q3: What is the new name for the N-Power program?
A3: The N-Power program has been renamed as the “Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme” (RHJCP) as part of a broader government initiative.
Q4: How does the government plan to implement the RHJCP program?
A4: The RHJCP aims to reach 5 million beneficiaries over the next 5 years, absorbing 1 million youths annually, including graduates and non-graduates.
Q5: How did N-Power beneficiaries react to this announcement?
A5: N-Power beneficiaries expressed relief and optimism during the meeting, appreciating the government’s transparent communication and understanding of their situation.
Q6: When can N-Power beneficiaries expect to receive their outstanding payments?
A6: Payments are scheduled to begin in November 2023 and will be distributed in installments for a smooth process.
Q7: Will any N-Power beneficiaries be excluded from receiving their outstanding stipends?
A7: The government is committed to inclusivity in the renewed hope agenda and assures that no beneficiary will be left out.
Q8: Is there a specific reason for renaming the program?
A8: The renaming aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s new agenda and underscores the government’s dedication to expanding and improving the program.
Q9: Is there an official source or website for more updates and information on this program?
A9: For official updates and information, please refer to the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) or relevant government websites dedicated to social investment programs.
Q10: What should N-Power beneficiaries do while waiting for their payments?
A10: Beneficiaries are encouraged to be patient and stay composed as the government is committed to resolving the backlog and enhancing the program for their benefit.
Minister Betta Edu Visits Ogun State to Sign Social Register and Aid Flood Victims
In a compassionate mission to Ogun State, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs And Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, has embarked on a significant endeavor to provide support and relief to those in need. Her visit aims to address pressing issues such as signing the social register for the federal government’s conditional cash transfer program and distributing relief materials to the victims of Isheri flooding.
Arriving in Ogun State on Friday evening, Minister Betta Edu held a pivotal meeting with Governor Dapo Abiodun at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state’s capital. During a press briefing, the minister expressed her commitment to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the Isheri flood disaster, emphasizing that “President Bola Tinubu is concerned about the flooding situation” in Isheri.
Minister Edu shared her dedication to providing humanitarian support and response to flood victims, personally assessing the situation, taking stock of those affected, and delivering essential relief materials. Furthermore, she announced her plan to sign off on the Ogun State social register, enabling beneficiaries from the state to start receiving the N25,000 conditional cash transfer.
In addition to these efforts, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs And Poverty Alleviation will also extend support to Adire traders as a means of lifting people out of poverty. Minister Betta Edu’s visit to Ogun State showcases the government’s commitment to addressing immediate needs and creating opportunities for economic empowerment and poverty reduction.
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