The social media handles of N-Power bounced back Monday, January 4, 2021, after four months of social inactivity across all platform.
Until the youth empowerment programme was moved to the ministry of humanitarian affairs, the social media handles of N-Power was the most active social media platforms managed by government officials in the country.
The programme was in the Office of The Vice President under the coordination of Afolabi Imoukhuede who also went under after the merger with the new ministry.
N-Power last tweet was July 27, 2020. It retweeted FMHDSD’s update on a fake NPower portal in September 2020.
Surprisingly, N-Power on Twitter and Facebook posted an update saying:
Happy New Year everyone! There is so much happening this year. Stay tuned to our channels for news and updates. #NPowerNG
On Twitter, the update has garnered close to 300 retweets, over 2k likes, more than 1,000 comments, close to 200 shares on Facebook at the time of publication
What does this mean?
The update came a few minutes the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk disclosed that over 12 million households benefited from the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in the last five years.
NSIP houses N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, TraderMoni, and other programmes targeted at lifting some Nigerians out of poverty line.
The update also came a few hours and assistant to the minister promised that over 14,000 exited beneficiaries of the youth programme would be paid their backlogs
Let’s hope that the proposed update would put smiles on the faces of exited volunteers and the anxious batch C applicants who have heard nothing since the close of application last year.