Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job creation, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, will be talking N-power beneficiaries via Facebook Live Chat on some critical issues today October 18, 2018.
It’s not the first of such, but today’s Facebook LIVE chat coming up by 7pm will be VERY important as N-Power 2016 batch are warming up to possibly exit the programme, though something great might come up before November.
As you read this and while one of our team members is working on the transcribed version of the chat, you may want to check the latest N-Power News in our archive.
Here are our top five topical issues Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede is likely to address TODAY
- NPower 2016 agitation for them to be retained
- NPower 2017 batch discipline
- Truancy among N-Power volunteers
- NPower 2017 Deployment schedule
- N-Power 2017 two months salaries
1. NPower 2016 agitation for them to be retained
The time for the 2016 batch of beneficiaries is drawing closer and the agitation for them to be retained is growing as the country is warming up for a crucial general elections in 2019.
UPDATE: InfomediaNG is happy to inform you that the N-Power 2016 volunteers are to continue in the programme as the FG is planning an enhancement programme for them.
So we expect that Mr. Imoukhuede will be addressing this issue again. Though he had talked about this issue over and over and over again.
And it’s clearly stated that the N-Power Job lasts for a period of two-year, we understand that some beneficiaries are afraid to go back to the labour market.
It must however be stated that some N-power 2016 batch have gained financial freedom along the way, and started their own business. Sipasi Olamilekan is one of them, who is doing a lot of collaborative works with international organisations around the world.
At InfomediaNG, we suspect the opposition is likely to work on the psyche of the beneficiaries to make them believe that they have solution to their problem.
Already some volunteers have created an account on twitter named, “Retain Npower Volunteers”, tagging President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in all their tweets, calling on them to be retained.
In the past few days, the group has tweeted that if they are retained it would enable them support the incumbent government win second term election.
But N-Power was very quick to respond to them on twitter thus:
“We have said again and again that the future of our N-Power volunteers matters to us. However, your demand reads like blackmail and that we won’t respond to that. Tying our decision to your electoral choice is not what we do here. You have our best wishes.”
We expect the N-power coordinator to address this issue again.
2. NPower 2017 batch discipline
Their are reports that some beneficiaries of the 2017 batch of N-power are not taking their job seriously, and trying to be rude to the head of their PPAs, we look forward to see Mr. Imoukhuede address this issue once again.
3. Truancy by N-Power volunteers and collecting money without working
Some NPower volunteers are out to be receiving Federal Government monthly pay without working. Some of them have been caught while some are still doing so uncaught.
We expect Mr. Imoukhuede to address this issue again.
4. NPower 2017 Deployment schedule
Mr. Imoukhuede addressed the issue of deployment schedule the last time, but some N-Power state focal persons are yet to forward their schedule to N-Power headquarters in Abuja which is going to affect the payment.
You may want to check out the total number of beneficiaries whose state focal person is yet to send their deployment schedule to Abuja.
5. N-Power 2017 two months salaries
As promised by Mr. Imoukhuede in the last chat that volunteers would be paid, thousands of beneficiaries have been paid two successive months (N60,000).
Some are yet to be paid due to inability of their their state focal person to send their deployment schedule. Mr. Imoukhuede will address that issue today again.
You must satisfy certain payment condition before you can be, ensure you check the steps to payment for NPower 2017 out.
When is the chat holding?
It’s some hours away from now, Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 7pm. Please don’t forget to tune in.
Infomedia Nigeria will also be coming up with transcribed version of the Facebook Live Chat.
While the above are InfomediaNG likely topics, other issues may come up and we hope you tune in.