The N-Power programme is a social investment initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria designed to empower Nigerian youth with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the 21st century workforce. The programme provides beneficiaries with a monthly stipend, training in various skills, and opportunities to gain work experience.
The N-Power programme is currently in its third batch, with Batch C beneficiaries expected to exit the programme in June 2023. However, there have been concerns about the delay in the payment of stipends to Batch C beneficiaries, with some beneficiaries not receiving their stipends for months on end.
In this article, we will discuss whether N-Power has started paying the December stipend to Batch C beneficiaries. We will also provide some insights into the reasons for the delay in stipend payments and what beneficiaries can do if they have not yet received their December stipend.
According to the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) website, the payment of December stipends to Batch C beneficiaries commenced on August 4, 2023. However, many beneficiaries have reported that they have not yet received their December stipend.
There are a number of possible reasons for the delay in stipend payments. One reason is that the NSIP is facing funding challenges. The NSIP is funded by the Federal Government, but the government has been struggling to meet its financial obligations in recent years. This has led to delays in the payment of stipends to beneficiaries of various NSIP programmes, including N-Power.
Another reason for the delay in stipend payments is that the NSIP is currently undergoing a number of reforms. These reforms are aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the NSIP. However, the reforms have also led to some delays in the implementation of NSIP programmes, including N-Power.
What to do if you have not yet received your December stipend
If you are a Batch C N-Power beneficiary and you have not yet received your December stipend, there are a few things you can do:
- Contact your N-Power State Focal Person (SFP). The SFP is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the N-Power programme in your state. You can contact your SFP to inquire about the status of your stipend payment.
- Check your N-Power profile on the NASIMS portal. The NASIMS portal is the official website of the N-Power programme. You can log into your NASIMS profile to check the status of your stipend payment.
- Contact the NSIP helpline. The NSIP helpline is a dedicated phone line for beneficiaries of NSIP programmes. You can call the NSIP helpline to inquire about the status of your stipend payment.
The N-Power programme is a valuable initiative that is helping to empower Nigerian youth. However, the delay in stipend payments to Batch C beneficiaries is a major concern. The NSIP needs to address this issue as soon as possible to ensure that beneficiaries are able to continue to participate in the programme and benefit from its many opportunities.
Why is N-Power not paying stipends to Batch C beneficiaries on time?
There are a number of reasons for the delay in stipend payments to Batch C N-Power beneficiaries. These reasons include funding challenges and ongoing reforms to the NSIP.
What can I do if I have not yet received my December stipend?
If you have not yet received your December stipend, you can contact your N-Power State Focal Person (SFP), check your N-Power profile on the NASIMS portal, or contact the NSIP helpline.
When will I receive my December stipend?
It is difficult to say when exactly you will receive your December stipend. However, the NSIP has said that it is working to ensure that all Batch C beneficiaries receive their December stipend as soon as possible.