Latest NPower News and Updates Today, 11th September 2023

In this latest NPower news update as of September 11, 2023, we delve into the current state of the NPower program, the transition to a new Self Service Portal (SSP), and the government’s commitment to resolving outstanding payment issues. Additionally, we provide answers to frequently asked questions to keep you informed.

The Current State of the NPower Program

The NPower Program has long been a lifeline for countless Nigerians, offering employment opportunities and empowerment. However, as of September 11, 2023, the program faces several challenges. These challenges primarily revolve around unpaid stipends and a change in administration.

Under the previous minister’s tenure, several critical issues remained unresolved. These issues included the non-recruitment of new NPower beneficiaries and the non-disbursement of payments to existing beneficiaries for over eight months.

The situation prompted the new minister, Dr. Betta Edu, to take decisive action. Minister Edu has pledged to expedite payments once the underlying issues are addressed, and a new round of NPower candidate recruitment is on the horizon.

Transition to the New Self Service Portal (SSP)

Recent reports highlighted difficulties faced by users when accessing the NASIMS Portal. Given the portal’s critical role in providing essential services, NASIMS decided to transition from the old portal to the new Self Service Portal (SSP).

The new portal streamlines the login experience for users and encompasses various programs like GEEP, CCT, and NHGSFP. To log in to the new portal, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and visit either nasims.gov.ng or ssp.nasims.gov.ng.
  2. A pop-up list will appear, where you should select NPower by clicking the circle next to it. Then, click “continue.”
  3. You’ll be directed to a login page, where you’ll need to enter your email and password to access the portal.

The upgraded portal promises enhanced insights into the functioning of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).

 

Addressing Delayed N-power Stipend Payments

In the most recent NPower update on Sunday, September 11th, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu, the Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, addressed the pressing issue of delayed NPower stipend payments.

Dr. Betta Edu assured the public that concerted efforts are underway to resolve the challenges causing the delay in NPower stipend payments. She unveiled plans to overhaul the processes, ensuring the swift disbursement of stipends, expanding the program’s reach to encompass more participants, and relaunching it with renewed optimism. These announcements were made during her recent interview with Radio Nigeria.

 

Furthermore, Dr. Edu emphasized that all existing empowerment initiatives under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) will undergo significant enhancements to maximize effectiveness and include a larger number of Nigerians. For in-depth information, you can find details on HM Betta Edu’s comprehensive plans for NPower and other NSIP programs.

Frequently Asked Questions on NPower Program

Q1: What is the NPower Program? The NPower Program is a Nigerian government initiative aimed at empowering and providing job opportunities for Nigerian youths. It encompasses various programs and sectors, including N-Teach, N-Agro, N-Health, and more.

Q2: Who is the Minister in Charge of NPower? As of September 11, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu is the Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation responsible for overseeing the NPower program.

Q3: What Are the Key Challenges Facing the NPower Program? The NPower Program is currently grappling with challenges such as unpaid stipends and administrative changes. These issues have resulted in delayed payments to existing beneficiaries and the non-recruitment of new ones.

Q4: How Can I Access the New NPower NASIMS Portal? To access the new NPower NASIMS portal, you can visit ssp.nasims.gov.ng using your web browser. Then, log in with your NASIMS ID and password.

Q5: What’s the Latest Update on NPOWER Payments? As of now, there are no significant updates regarding NPOWER payments. However, NPower has recently made payments to some users who followed the provided instructions diligently.

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