The Federal Government has announced plans to start paying overdue amounts to N-P Programme Agency (NSIPA) confirmed this approach in a document, also based in Abuja. Jamaluddeen Kabir, NSIPA’s national communication manager, emphasized the government’s dedication to fixing the delay in payments.
According to Egbuwalo, funds have been effectively retrieved from the current payment service providers. This will lead to phased disbursement to make sure beneficiaries receive their money smoothly. This strategy is an outcome of a brief halt of the program for deep restructuring.
Furthermore, this announcement signifies a significant transformation as the N-Power program is now rebranded as the “Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme” (RHJCP). This renaming aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s new vision and reflects the government’s intentions 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 seeks to absorb 1 million youths annually, both graduates and non-graduates alike.
The news of the impending 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, highlighting their understanding of the situation and gratitude for the transparent communication.
Additionally, with November approaching, the Federal Government, under the Ministry of Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation, is set to commence the disbursement of the 9-month backlog payments for pending beneficiaries. They also reassure all beneficiaries awaiting their 9 months’ arrears and those anticipating new registrations not to be concerned, as both issues are being addressed.
The program might begin recruiting new applicants in December after clearing the backlog of pending payments. The Minister also cautioned against any Renewed Hope portal registration portal that may appear, as they are likely scams.
In light of these developments, N-Power beneficiaries are encouraged to remain patient 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – N-Power Payment Updates, November 3, 2023
Q1: What is the primary focus of the N-Power Payment News on November 3, 2023?
A1: The central update revolves around the Federal Government’s declaration of its intent to clear the outstanding payments owed to N-Power beneficiaries, commencing in November 2023.
Q2: What led to the delay in the disbursement of N-Power stipends?
A2: The delay was a result of the temporary suspension of the N-Power program, undertaken for restructuring and the execution of a comprehensive audit, which facilitated the recovery of funds from payment service providers.
Q3: What is the new designation for the N-Power program?
A3: The N-Power program has been rebranded as the “Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme” (RHJCP) as part of a broader government initiative.
Q4: What is the government’s strategy for implementing the RHJCP program?
A4: The RHJCP aims to reach 5 million beneficiaries over the next 5 years, annually absorbing 1 million youths, including both graduates and non-graduates.
Q5: How did N-Power beneficiaries respond to this announcement?
A5: N-Power beneficiaries expressed relief and optimism during the meeting, appreciating the government’s transparent communication and its understanding of their situation.
Q6: When can N-Power beneficiaries anticipate receiving their outstanding payments?
A6: Payments are set to commence in November 2023 and will be disbursed in stages to ensure 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 rationale for the program’s renaming?
A8: The renaming aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s new agenda and underscores the government’s dedication to expanding and enhancing 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 remain patient and composed, as the government is resolute in resolving the backlog and enhancing the program for their benefit.
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