The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) has commenced payment of Stipends to the beneficiaries of the Batch C Stream 1 Npower Programme after a long delay.
This has been confirmed by many beneficiaries of the Batch C Stream 1 Npower Programme today as ecstasy graces the Easter Celebration.
The persistent delay in the Stipend payment had sprung reactions among the beneficiaries, questioning wether the Federal Government has terminated the programme without publicly disclosing it to the general public .
In a space of almost 4 Months, from January to April 2022, none of the 450,000 graduates engaged into the Batch C Stream 1 Npower Programme has received the N30,000 monthly Stipend paid as an “allowee” under the Npower programme until today.
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Asides the above, a handful of the Batch C Npower beneficiaries have been owed for some months in 2021 which according to the Npower Mangement, was triggered by certain issues mainly orchestrated by technical glitches.
However, the Npower Management had in an official statement on Wednesday stated that the payment of January Stipend which was initiated last week, is currently being processed for crediting the beneficiaries’ Bank Accounts.
NASIMS added that in a very short moment, the Batch C Stream 1 Npower beneficiaries would start recieving their Stipends into their Bank Account.
“Please note that the January 2022 Payment for graduate Beneficiaries that was recently initiated has COMPLETTELY moved from Pending to processing today which means, crediting of accounts begins very shortly”, NASIMS stated.
Gladly, it has commenced and joy has already filled the social Space.
Meanwhile, the Npower Management had in a separate statement noted that it would also initiate payment of the 2021 outstanding Stipends, particularly for the Batch C Npower Beneficiaries who are being owed in the Months of 2021 due to failed Payment or other issues, but is yet commenced the process.