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What are the requirements to collect N-Power device in all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja? This post is for volunteers who are yet to get their tablet.
N-power device collection continues as distribution gets to more states across the country. N-power listed three requirements for the collection of the tablets. They include: BVN, Pen, and ID card. While these may seem simple, collecting your BVN card or print out from banks may take different form.
Let’s take them one after the other,
Bank Verification Number
Your bank verification number has every financial detail about you; not just that it also contains everything about you. That’s why it’s sensitive. That’s not where we’re going, but the guidelines differ from bank to bank.
GTBank: Guaranty Trust Bank requires you to write a request letter with your ID card, and submit at PIN Collection desk for processing.
Since BVN contains all information about an account holder, it sounds odd for a bank like GTBank to request a customer to further write letter before he gets print out of his BVN.
Above all, an A4 is the print out you’d get after passing through the process of writing and signing.
GTBank could have simply request for BVN and run a check on the true owner of the account. But the bank management says you’d have to write a letter. If that’s what they want then you’ll have to do just that to use it for your device collection.
Wema Bank: The process of getting your BVN print out from Wema is simple: Visit the customer service desk for a BVN print out request. However, one of the volunteers says charges apply. It should be free, though.
There will be documents for you to sign at N-power tablets collection centre. That’s why a pen is among the requirements for device collection.
Your Community ID card isn’t what N-power requires here, because that’s only valid within your community. Valid Nigerian ID cards include:
- Drivers’ license
- International Passport
- Voters’ card
N-power Device isn’t for sale
The cheapest of the tablets currently being given out FREE or at subsidized rate to the first batch of the programme should costs between N65, 000 to N80, 000, the government deserves commendation for that.
The gadgets, which is supported by the Bank of Industry (BoI), contains everything about the Social Investment Programme (N-power), training in various categories ranging from health to teach, to agriculture.
They also contain free tech training and empowerment that are not ordinarily free on some of the online programmes offering the same topics.
The value of the gadget in the market is likely to make some beneficiaries to put it up for sale. Some volunteers had even attempted to sell their device. And the information has gotten to the N-power headquarters in Abuja.
In a communiqué on its social media channels, N-power strongly warned volunteers to desist from such plan, saying, “Once caught, you would not ONLY be dismissed from the Programme (without any appeal), you would be blacklisted from other FG Social Investment Programmes and a Lien would also be placed on your Bank accounts for the full refund of the asset cost to the Bank of Industry.”
The warning reads:
It has come to our attention that some of our N-Power Volunteers are attempting to dispose their device, we urge you in your best interest not to do so.
Recall that N-Power is a Learn/Work/Entrepreneurship Programme of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme for unemployed Young Graduates between the ages of 18 – 35.
Please note that the N-Power Devices currently being distributed to our N-Power volunteers were secured through an Asset Finance arrangement for 20months with the Bank of Industry (BOI) by the Federal Government National Social Investment Programme.
As such the devices are to aid the continual learning and development of our volunteers which seeks to enhance their employability – ready for the Labour market when they exit the Programme after 24months.
These devices are also Work Tools as it would aid the discharge of their community functions in your primary places of assignment be it at the Public Schools, Primary Health Centres or the Agriculture Development Farm Settlements.
In addition, these devices contain global knowledge content contributed by some of our Global partners such as Cisco, Google, Microsoft etc on ICT, Leadership & Entrepreneurship for their continuous development.
To this end, volunteers are warned that if you dispose your devices, don’t utilize the learning content on these devices, or you are found absent at your Places of assignment, we have devised varies means to gather such information and data.
Once caught, you would not ONLY Be dismissed from the Programme (without any appeal), you would be blacklisted from other FG Social Investment Programmes and a Lien would also be placed on your Bank accounts for the full refund of the asset cost to the Bank of Industry.