Npower recipients demonstrated in the streets against unpaid allowances

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Some Npower batch C beneficiaries and their families protested the non-payment of the two months’ allowance.

The demonstrators criticize the Federal Government for failing to pay them their monthly allowances for July and August on placards with various invocations.

They further request that the program be extended for at least two years, as it was for both Batch A and Batch B beneficiaries, by the Federal Government through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Sadiya Umar Faruk.

The Npower plan has frequently been in the headlines for its insignificant distribution of stipends to beneficiaries in the last two years due to the lack of funding. The Federal Government also shortened the program’s two-year term to one year.

Npower was founded in June 2016 with the goal of addressing the unemployment problem and fostering social growth.

As a part of the National Social Investment Program (NSIP), the program was developed to give unemployed graduates and non-graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 a structure for the development of extensive and applicable employment skills.

While Npower seeks to give each participant the majority of the knowledge and skills required to obtain or create a job, all recipients get a monthly stipend ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 naira.

Unfortunately, the empowerment program has been plagued by problems with delayed or non-payment of the monthly stipend.

Hundreds of Npower recipients demonstrated in Abuja in December 2021 about more than three months of unpaid benefits.


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