Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
N-Power: Why beneficiaries’ payment suffers delays — Osinbajo

By News Express on 16/07/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 427


 Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, explained the reason why payment of N-Power beneficiaries normally suffers delay, just as he disclosed that 2.3 million Nigerians have recently applied for 300,000 available job slots in the Federal Government’s initiative.

Speaking in an interview with reporters after a visit to N-Power Call Centre located at Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) premises in Abuja, he said delays occur when, for example, the beneficiaries’ Bank Verification Number (BVN) does not match the records available to N-Power.

He noted that such cases were common under the initiative which the government is hoping to use to create jobs for 500,000 young Nigerians.

“Some are saying ‘I have not been paid,’ etc. There are very many implications. For example, if your BVN doesn’t match the records with them and that happens a lot. A lot of them have to be worked out,” he explained.

But he denied that there was a backlog of payments that has not been made to the beneficiaries, saying that they were constantly being paid as soon as their BVN were verified.

“There is no such thing as a backlog. If your BVN is verified and everything is checked, then you are paid.

“There is a problem if your BVN does not match the records you gave. If there is a problem with any of your records, you cannot be paid.

“The moment your records are cleared then you are paid constantly. If you don’t correct these records then you might be paying the wrong people,” he added.

Osinbajo observed the even though the programme, which currently has 200,000 beneficiaries, was targeting 500,000 participants in all, as many as 2.3 million people have applied since the application reopened recently.

He stressed that what was more important in the programme was not the money but the learning opportunity it provides for the beneficiaries.

“Already, 200,000 young people have been engaged. And since the programme was opened, another 2.3 million have applied and we are looking at the next phase of engagement.

“But for me, I think what is important is that we are able to do this incrementally and we are able to give hope to some of these young people who need the opportunity.

“We will never always be able to do everything but I think that it is important that we do as much as we can.

“You will recall that the target was 500,000 but depending on our resources we can always do more but the target for now is 500,000.

“But what I want to say to the young people working on this is that, if we take the opportunity, for instance, if you look at the tablet given to them, the tablet contains so much information, so much learning material that one can really develop his skills in a wide variety of ways and be able to give himself greater opportunity,” Osinbajo said.

“So, it’s much more than an employment programme, it’s a learning programme, it’s a skills development programme and it’s unprecedented. I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere in the world,” Osinbajo said. (Sunday Tribune)

 

Source News Express

Posted 16/07/2017 09:50:02 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
LASU suspends College of Medicine Provost over corruption...

Obiano, Ikpeazu congratulate and exhort Muslims in Sallah...

Air power critical to complete defeat of Boko...

Nigerians lament as hardship mars preparations for Christmas...

Nwankwo ‘not scheming to extend tenure as DMO...

Navy launches full-scale war on sea pirates

Delta: Land of infinite opportunities

Garba Shehu misses Buhari’s phone call

Imo outlaws female circumcision

Weah, Boakai face presidential runoff in Liberia next...

Amaechi spent $150m to fund APC’s campaign for...

Outrage greets Enugu massacre by Fulani herdsmen; Law...

 

Latest News Billionaire couple found dead at home Nigerian Army rescues 4 Chinese expatriates Oil workers set for indefinite strike 3,000 horses, camels grace Kaduna centenary celebration Traders count losses as fire razes Onitsha drug market Sultan wades into Hijab controversy City extend Premier League record; Blues, Arsenal win Battle rages for Zuma’s successor Buhari mourns Gidado Idris 2 Nigerians win African Entrepreneurship Award FG, States, LGs share N609.95bn November revenue 1,000 Nigerians die annually from disease epidemics

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (301,872 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (286,685 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (231,381 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (193,989 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (183,767 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (170,934 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (147,642 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (132,804 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (131,016 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (119,464 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (115,825 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (112,655 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,824) Business Verdict (30) Columnists (779) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (195) Entertainment (421) Features (525) Global Business Monitor (198) International (1,693) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (92) News (31,084) Opinion (845) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,225) Religion (654) Sports (1,382) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

MOBO Awards

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!