Latest Npower News Today March 2022 - Fresh Update

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The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS), has announced the commencement of Npower January stipend payment to Npower beneficiaries.

We understand that in a bid to put smiles on the faces of Npower Batch C stream 1 beneficiaries, following the delay in their January Npower stipend payment, National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS), has announced that the Npower January stipend payment process has commenced.

We report that sources close to the office of the Humanitarian affairs Minister, Sadiya Umar, who requested anonymity, said, “Our attention has been drawn to repetitive inquiries from Batch C Beneficiaries regarding payment commencement of January stipends, and our clarity verged on the misconception.

As a matter of clarity, your January 2022 payment is currently being reviewed and is at the concluding stage. To that effect, payment will be initiated any time soon while all 2021 outstanding are gradually being sorted out. Moreso, the technical challenges we’ve been battling with are also a contributing factor to the payment irregularities.

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For now, we can’t tell the exact commencement date for payment of January 2022 stipends, But we do know, you will be paid anytime soon.
Please be patient! Thank you,” the source said.

We report that as it is at the moment, NASIMS has only paid four-month stipends to the batch C1 Npower beneficiaries, however, some beneficiaries have yet to receive the Npower October stipend, Npower November stipend, Npower December stipend, and Npower January stipend.

Meanwhile, the Npower stipend payment from September to December 2022 has been covered by the remaining January to February 2022 stipends payment.

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NPower News: FEC Approves N14bn To Train 50k Non-Graduates​

We report that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved over N14 billion to train 50,000 non-graduates of N-power for a period of nine months.

The meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, also approved the Business, Facilitation, and Miscellaneous Provision Bill.

The approvals were disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the council meeting.

Umar-Farouq explained that the N14 billion would be used to engage four federal government agencies that will be involved in the training of the non-graduates for a period of nine months.

She said: “Today, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development submitted a memo to Council, asking Council for approval for the engagement of four Federal Government Agencies that will train our N-Power non-graduate beneficiaries.

These non-graduate beneficiaries, 50,000 of them, will be trained in different skills, using four government agencies as mentioned.

The affected agencies included the National Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Industrial Training Fund (ITF), National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism and the Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute”.

She added that at the end of the training the beneficiaries of the programme would be handed starter packs to start up their businesses.

Meanwhile, we report that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, also told correspondents that the council approved the Business, Facilitation, and Miscellaneous Provision Bill to consolidate on the reforms and enhance productivity and value.

He explained that the bill was part of the government’s efforts to sustain the legacies achieved through the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC).

The minister revealed that the bill would be forwarded to National Assembly for consideration.

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