The latest NPower News Today 9th December 2023 has been detailed below.
As of December 9th, 2023, the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPA) under the leadership of Mrs. Halima Shehu has undergone a significant development. Mrs. Shehu, the CEO of NSIPA, conducted a comprehensive inspection of the National Social Investment Programmes Warehouses and Skills Acquisition Center. This move is in line with NSIPA’s ongoing initiatives, with Mrs. Shehu hinting at ‘something cool’ on the horizon.
One of the prominent issues currently under scrutiny is the prolonged delay in the payment of the N-Power programme’s nine-month outstanding backlog. The Minister has acknowledged the glitches in the system and has assured that efforts are underway to address these issues, with a commitment that payments will commence soon. Additional details on the ongoing efforts to rectify these glitches can be found in the Minister’s statement on the N-Power Backlog Payment.
However, dissatisfaction among the National Association of N-Power Beneficiaries (NANB), covering Batches A, B, and C, has led to the announcement of a nationwide protest scheduled for December 13, 2023. The protest is planned to take place at the National Assembly and all 36 state assemblies across the country. The beneficiaries are expressing their commitment to maintaining a peaceful protest until their voices are heard, and the nine-month stipends owed to them by the Nigerian government are paid.
Furthermore, the Association has distanced itself from negative incidents involving insults, name-calling, and disrespectful rhetoric allegedly coming from some individuals claiming to be disgruntled Npower Beneficiaries. The Association strongly disowns these elements, referring to them as “aliens” attempting to sow discord between the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, and the genuine Npower Beneficiaries. The Association emphasizes the positive relationship and understanding between both parties.
As the nation awaits the outcome of the impending protest, attention remains focused on the government’s response and the resolution of the issues at hand, particularly the long-overdue stipends owed to N-Power Beneficiaries.