N-Power Speaks On Deduction Of Beneficiaries’ Stipends

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N-Power, Federal Government empowerment scheme, has offered explanation on why stipends of some beneficiaries were deducted.

Offering explanation on the development via its official Twitter account, the scheme said that ” Beneficiaries who selected the Tecno and Speedstar devices incurred additional charges.

The Statement with the title, ‘Deduction in Stipends’ reads:

”A few beneficiaries will have noticed a deduction in their stipends.

”You will recall that the Federal Government entered into a 20-month Assest Finance Agreement with the Bank of Industry for the N-Power devices.

”Beneficiaries who selected the Tecno and Speedstar devices incurred additional monthly charges over and beyond the N4,500 monthly device credit voucher of the FG.

”Consequently, the additional costs will be deducted from their stipends between the months of March and July, 2018.”


  • N-Power: Group wants FG to offer permanent appointment to beneficiaries

Buhari/Osinbajo solidarity Forum, an NGO fronting for re-election of President Buhari and Osinbajo towards better Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to offer permanent and pensionable appointment to N-Power beneficiaries in the country.

The appeal was made by Malam Mahmood Jalo, Secretary Gombe State Chapter of the forum, in Gombe on Wednesday in a news briefing organised by N-Power beneficiaries in Gombe on the success of the programme.

Jalo said the programme had impacted positively in many sectors of the economy particularly education, health and agriculture.

He further said in the area of education, professional teachers and graduates of other disciplines were deployed to public schools to teach which had impacted in the lives of the younger generation.

“Since the inception of N-power is hard to distinguish between Public and Private Schools pupils.

“There are enough qualified teachers in our public schools now in various disciplines imparting their knowledge on the younger generation.

He said in area of health, professionals were also deployed to health centres to complement those on grounds and in the agricultural sector, Agric Extension workers were deployed to communities to give farmers technical advice.

“I am appealing to the federal government to look into the possibility of engaging the N-Power beneficiaries by giving them permanent and pensionable appointment.

“This will go a long way in contributing to the socio-economic development of the country,” he said.



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