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Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by agwom(m): 6:31am On Dec 01, 2016
There is confusion among many of the 200,000 candidates selected for the Federal Government’s N-Power programme concerning their place of assignment as the scheme officially takes off today, Daily Trust’s findings show.

The Presidency had about two weeks ago said that 200,000 graduates employed under the N-Power would resume work on December 1.

“Between now and the end of the month, the states and the FCT would be engaged in deploying the graduates who would formally start working and earning their stipends on December 1, 2016,” the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, had said in a statement.

On the complaints by many of the selected applicants that they were yet to receive letters of deployment, Akande told Daily Trust yesterday that states were responsible for the placement of participants.

The vice president’s spokesman said that those selected would get their first salary in December. “Everything is set. The money is already available,” he said.

“The states will deploy them to their places of primary assignments. It is not a permanent job. Rather, it is a two-year intervention programme for unemployed graduates.

“All the states have keyed into the programme. The states are responsible for the deployment of the selected applicants. The states are already contacting them. The deployment started about a week ago. Some states are already doing this and others will follow suit. After the states have deployed them to their places of primary assignments, they (the selected applicants) will get letters on information about where they will work.”

We don’t know our fate

However, checks by Daily Trust last night revealed that many of the shortlisted participants were in the dark as to where and when they will be working.

As at last night, checks by Daily Trust also showed that there are no liaison offices for the programme in most states.

One of the successful applicants, who only gave his second name as Suleiman, said he and many of his colleagues were confused.

“I was successful but nobody told me anything yet, either through letter confirming the placement or even a text message or phone call,” he said.

Suleiman, who had been unemployed since graduating from the university 12 years ago, said his initial joy of making the shortlist of successful candidates was gradually fading because of the seeming uncertainty.

Another successful candidate called Kyari said he was also confused.

“They said our work starts tomorrow but I don’t know where to go and report. I was selected for the teaching component, but which school would I go?

“I’m really getting agitated about the whole thing. I wish the federal government will get this thing right so that we would not get frustrated at the end of the day.

“I don’t want free money, I want to be posted somewhere to work and earn the N30, 000 stipend, not to just sleep at home and go to the bank at the end of the month,” he said.

“There is no communication about our deployment as at today (last night). We haven’t received a text message as promised,” one of the beneficiaries, Mohammed Lawal of Jos-North, Plateau State, said.

In Kaduna State also, beneficiaries are yet to be posted to their various stations, our investigations have revealed.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with our correspondents, said though their names appeared on the list of successful candidates from the state, there were no details about the posting.

A top government official in Kaduna State, when contacted, said the state government had plans to engage the beneficiaries in future but that the details had to be worked out first by relevant ministries in the state.

Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai could not be reached for comments as his line was not available at the time of filing this report.

States differ in arrangements

In Gombe State, the beneficiaries were still undergoing verification and screening yesterday ahead of their posting to their various places of work. Hajiya Maryam Isa Mele, the Special Adviser on Social Investment to Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, said the participants would be posted to teach in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools, Agricultural Extension Services and Primary Healthcare Centres.

She said the beneficiaries would be posted to place of work close to their residence.

However, Jigawa State N-Power Coordinator, Bala Chamo, said placement of beneficiaries had begun and the exercise was expected to be completed by Friday.

In Kebbi State, a meeting is expected to hold for the state government to decide when and where the participants would be posted.

The State Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Aliyu Bunza told our correspondent on phone that “The State Government is liaising with the Federal Government on the modality of the programme and we would be having a meeting with government today (Thursday) to know when those who benefitted will be posted to their place of work.”

In Kogi State, the government, through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Multilateral, Donor Agencies and Special Projects/Focal Person on Social Investment Program, Mr Adoga Ibrahim, said Governor Yahaya Bello would officially flag off the Programme today (Thursday) in Lokoja.

He said the government was working in partnership with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Kogi State Agricultural Development Project (ADP) and Primary Health Care Development Agency to ensure smooth deployment of the beneficiaries to their various place of assignment.

In Kano, most of the applicants interviewed told Daily Trust that although they were aware of today’s arrangement but were unsure of where and when they would be posted.

When contacted, Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr Austin Tam George, said he had no information about the project.

Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, told the Daily Trust, he had not been briefed and wouldn’t want to speculate on the programme.

In Imo State, the Commissioner for Information, Youths and Public Utilities Engr. Obinna Nshirim, said that he was not sure if the state would start today as expected.

He however said he would like to make inquiries on the issue.

How N-Power will work

The N-Power Programme, according to the Federal Government, is to reduce youth unemployment by providing “young graduates and non-graduates with the skills, tools and livelihood to enable them advance from unemployment to employment, entrepreneurship and innovation.”

In this first batch, 150,000 of the graduates will teach, 30,000 will work in the agricultural sector and 20,000 in healthcare delivery.

Beneficiaries of the scheme are to be paid N30, 000 monthly stipend.

Contributions from Abdullateef Aliyu (Lagos), Andrew Agbese (Kaduna), Hir Joseph (Jos), Yusha’u A. Ibrahim (Kano), Haruna Gimba Yaya (Gombe), Aliyu Hamagam (Dutse), Itodo Daniel Sule (Lokoja), Victor Edozie (Port Hacourt), Ismail Adebayo (Birnin Kebbi) & Johnkennedy Uzoma (Owerri)

Read more at http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/confusion-over-n-power-as-scheme-takes-off-today/174030.html#AhtWcZuyFYOoseEL.99

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by TINALETC3(f): 6:54am On Dec 01, 2016
Nawaooo, d salary is poor compared to the stress and confusion, Naija I hail grin

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by richidinho(m): 6:56am On Dec 01, 2016
Incompetent govt

Or

Confused govt

Like for incompo........ Share for confo

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by jeeqaa7(m): 6:56am On Dec 01, 2016
all graduate conductors to the left

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by Nobody: 6:57am On Dec 01, 2016
Useless government. We have a nation without leaders.....

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by R0LL0N(m): 6:58am On Dec 01, 2016
We are yet to hear anything for lagos.
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by PaulIdu: 6:58am On Dec 01, 2016
Suleiman, who had been unemployed since graduating from the university 12 years ago, said his initial joy of making the shortlist of successful candidates was gradually fading because of the seeming uncertainty.

This guy is one of the problems with Nigeria ,it's either he is lying he hasn't been employed for 12 years after graduating so he can eat free Npower money monthly or he never learnt anything in that university he went to

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by ikbnice(m): 6:59am On Dec 01, 2016
I don't think the government is well prepared for they are embarking on.

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by ReubenE(m): 6:59am On Dec 01, 2016
Confusion everywhere.
Buhari, get your acts together

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by emymeeky: 7:00am On Dec 01, 2016
grin political gimmicks to score political scores . This is not borne out passion to solve unemployment issue . N-power ko , N strength ni... After 2 years you'll be sacked grin

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by izzy4shizzy(m): 7:00am On Dec 01, 2016
Isorai
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by nmreports: 7:02am On Dec 01, 2016
Confusion indeed.
People can't log in.
Some did not receive text but wrote exam.
Some got text but having issues registering on NPVN.

On www.HRtechnique.com there are some posts about possible solutions to these challenges of NPower and NPVN log in. Perhaps you might get lucky if its helpful for you.

To a larger extent, it has been successful so far but they should correct the error ASAP.

If for the first month some people still can't log in do you know how much that would be in all those directors pocket?
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by chuose2: 7:03am On Dec 01, 2016
[size=13pt]Why won't their be confusion, when the president is more interested in his cows than the welfare of Nigerians?[/size]


[size=13pt]I mean check out the dullard, even in an educational environment,
all he can think of are his cows
[/size]


[size=13pt]God will punish Adeboye for fooling us into voting for this tyrant Dullard1nho
and his Islamic entourage [/size]




[size=13pt]Thanks to the man, Adeboye encouraged us to vote for,
the Nigerian economy that was buoyant, is now looking like the president! [/size]

www.nairaland.com/attachments/4517514_dullardlook_jpgb32d79c91b30482a1142ba5524c8db1d

[size=13pt]We all need to desperately [/size]

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by Lamzzyy(m): 7:03am On Dec 01, 2016
I talk am since day one i never beleived in this N power thing....
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by mattyboy007(m): 7:03am On Dec 01, 2016
Serious confusion indeed
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by bobo65(m): 7:05am On Dec 01, 2016
30k monthly
grin

Yet somebody said he doesn't want to just wake up and see alert in his acct

How about using the free time to make extra cash

Nigerians tho

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by TroubleMaker47(m): 7:05am On Dec 01, 2016
Suleiman, who had been unemployed since graduating from the university 12 years ago

Na wa o.
So as a graduate he spent the past 12yrs doing nothing! angry
Some Nigerian youths sha sad

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by mattyboy007(m): 7:05am On Dec 01, 2016
PaulIdu:


This guy is one of the problems with Nigeria ,it's either he is lying he hasn't been employed for 12 years after graduating so he can eat free Npower money monthly or he never learnt anything in that university he went to
Are u for real? So u tink we dnt hv ppl who hvnt been employed 12yrs after graduation? I knw of a man in my area who graduate 2005 wit no job till d NSCDC replacement whic toke place 2015/2016.. come n see tears competition d day he gave testimonyin church.. anyway his case wunt b our portionto sty dat long without a job

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by apesinola001(m): 7:06am On Dec 01, 2016
The Patient Dog Eat The Fattest bone. so be patient...
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by RullDee: 7:07am On Dec 01, 2016
grin this country can neva do anything upto standard without displaying dat amatuer syndrome.


There myt even revert d program to avenge d halt of Data Price Hike

what a confused, wery, old n lazy bunch of undeserved administrators

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by Osu175(m): 7:08am On Dec 01, 2016
confused government
confused president
confused citizen
confused nation

mazi Fela warned us but we never listened
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by lordhugo(m): 7:08am On Dec 01, 2016
We have some fundamental problems in this country.

Synergy within Government (from Federal to LGA's) and...

Continuity between Governments.

Imagine...

"Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, told the Daily Trust, he had not been briefed and wouldn’t want to speculate on the programme."

Which way Naija?

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by Lyoncrescent: 7:08am On Dec 01, 2016
I'm sorry but this scheme is a waste of funds. The scheme will gulp almost 150 billion naira in salary alone for the first 200000 people for the first two years. When the remaining 300000 join,it will cost another 200 billion naira for two years salary alone. This is a country where 22 million youths between the age of 15 and 34 are either unemployed or under employed. This is a country where 10 million children are out of school. Yet so much is being spent for cheap political promises. Is this the best we can do with 300 billion naira ? To employ 500000 for Two years out of 22 million youths? Surely this is another amnesty/surep in the making. Throwing money at the problem to look good
If you were called for the npower program, I congratulate you. It is your time to enjoy from the national cake like amnesty and sure p people. This won't solve anything

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by PaulIdu: 7:09am On Dec 01, 2016
mattyboy007:

Are u for real? So u tink we dnt hv ppl who hvnt been employed 12yrs after graduation?

Why should a graduate be unemployed for 12 years? Graduates are not just trained so they can work for govt or companies ,they are also trained to make something out of nothing ..I put it to you that he is lying period

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by dfrost: 7:09am On Dec 01, 2016
12 years without a job, Sule? What have you been doing since? angry

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by PaulIdu: 7:09am On Dec 01, 2016
Lyoncrescent:
I'm sorry but this scheme is a waste of funds. The scheme will gulp almost 150 billion naira in salary alone for the first 200000 people for the first two years. When the remaining 300000 join,it will cost another 200 billion naira for two years salary alone. This is a country where 22 million youths between the age of 15 and 34 are either unemployed or under employed. This is a country where 10 million children are out of school. Yet so much is being spent for cheap political promises. Is this the best we can do with 300 billion naira ? To employ 500000 for Two years out of 22 million youths? Surely this is another amnesty/surep in the making. Throwing money at the problem to look good
If you were called for the npower program, I congratulate you. It is your time to enjoy from the national cake like amnesty and sure p people. This won't solve anything


Another corruption pipeline definitely

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by Pylony: 7:13am On Dec 01, 2016
The same confusion will still be there until Baba Bubu jump from the top of Aso rock and land in Daura..

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by skate(m): 7:13am On Dec 01, 2016
5 million jobs if you elect me as the President : where the Job now ?. Police recruitment still in process for how long? God bless Nigeria
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by xoftxoul: 7:15am On Dec 01, 2016
information about the programme has been through word of mouth n thankfully, nairaland. else... if you ask me, Na who we for ask?
Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by dfrost: 7:15am On Dec 01, 2016
mattyboy007:

Are u for real? So u tink we dnt hv ppl who hvnt been employed 12yrs after graduation? I knw of a man in my area who graduate 2005 wit no job till d NSCDC replacement whic toke place 2015/2016.. so tell me wats d difference here?

It's really possible but he should have gone for intern, even if it's without pay. I didn't waste time when the big bucks didn't come rolling. 9 months after my POP, I got a teaching job even though it wasn't my profession but skills acquired during NYSC helped. I was paid N7,500 per month so there was no need for me to be idle. Do you know what idleness can do to someone's brain? I'm not doubting the guy but he should have engaged himself rather than waiting for an opportunity to tell the whole world about his 12 years. Haba bros, check am now. E no make sense at all. angry

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Re: Confusion Over N-power As Scheme Takes Off Today by ehissi(m): 7:16am On Dec 01, 2016
apesinola001:
The Patient Dog Eat The Fattest bone. so be patient...

Bros, Na american/European dog be that Ooooh!!!

For Naija, the patient dog na e them dey use take do pepper soup!!

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