Npower batch C, Stream 2 beneficiaries have taken to social media to lament about the non-payment of their monthly stipends after three months they were deployed to their various PPA.
Investors King understands that Npower is one of the social intervention programmes established by the present administration to address the issues of poverty and youth unemployment.
Most of the beneficiaries are paid N30,000 as a monthly stipend while others especially those in the health segment pocket N40,000 every month.
However, the scheme has been engrossed with several issues in recent times and foremost among the challenges is non-payment or delay of monthly stipends.
One of the beneficiaries with the name Cynthia said ” We have been going to our PPA for up to three months, yet Npower has failed to pay us a single month from our stipends. Npower should help us because the economy presently is not friendly”.
Another beneficiary with the name Adeola said, “Npower, we are starving while going to our PPA. Please pay us so that we can have the energy to do more”.
Meanwhile, the management of Npower NASIMS has clarified that it is not done yet with the deployment of batch C, Stream 2 beneficiaries.
NASIMS added that all beneficiaries will be deployed to their place of primary assignment as long as they have been selected for the program.
In addition, NASIMS has also admonished batch C, Stream 1 beneficiaries who are yet to receive their August stipend to exercise some patience as the management is aware of their issues.
“Be rest assured that all pending payment issues will be reinitiated and you will get your payment,” a statement sent by NASIM partly read.
Established in 2016, Npower is designed to help tackle the issues of youth unemployment and help increase social development.
The scheme was created as a component of the National Social Investment Program, to provide a structure for large-scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development and to ensure that each participant will learn and practice most of what is necessary to find or create work.
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Nigeria to Implement Biometric Clearance Gates at International Airports by March 2024
Nigeria is gearing up to introduce a significant upgrade to its airport security measures with the implementation of biometric clearance gates at international airports by March 2024.
This move aims to streamline passenger processing and bolster national security efforts.
Under the plan, five major international airports across Nigeria, including the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Port Harcourt International Airport, and Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, will be equipped with biometric clearance gates.
These gates will utilize advanced technology to provide seamless clearance services for passengers entering the country.
Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, emphasized that the installation of biometric gates reflects Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing border control management and adhering to global best practices.
The gates are expected to significantly reduce clearance times, with a passenger clearing in just 30 seconds.
Tunji-Ojo highlighted the gates’ dual purpose: expediting passenger processing while also enhancing national security by allowing for quick identification of persons of interest.
The initiative aligns with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, aiming to provide quality services to Nigerians while ensuring national security.
This modernization effort is poised to address long-standing issues of delays and improve the overall travel experience for passengers at Nigeria’s international airports.
President Bola Tinubu to Inaugurate Red Line Mass Transit Train on February 29
President Bola Tinubu is slated to inaugurate the long-awaited Red Line Mass Transit Train on February 29, according to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The disclosure came during the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) Stakeholders’ Forum 2024, held in Lagos.
The Red Line, a pivotal component of the state’s integrated mass transit system, stretches from Agbado in Ogun State to Oyingbo in Lagos Mainland.
The project aims to alleviate the perennial traffic congestion in Lagos, offering commuters a faster and more efficient mode of transportation.
Governor Sanwo-Olu highlighted the state’s commitment to addressing traffic challenges and emphasized the importance of the Lagos State Parking Policy in regulating parking across the metropolis.
The policy established the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA), tasked with implementing innovative parking solutions.
He underscored the collaboration between the state government and local authorities, recognizing the strategic partnership with the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in parking regulation efforts.
The forthcoming inauguration marks a significant milestone in Lagos’ transportation infrastructure, promising improved mobility and reduced commute times for millions of residents.
With President Tinubu set to officiate the event, anticipation is high as the city prepares for this transformative development in its public transportation landscape.
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