Volunteers in the Federal Government’s job creation scheme, N-Power, have been asked to fix issues with their accounts or be dropped from the programme.
Presidential aide on Job Creation, Afolabi Imoukhuede, said this yesterday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Imoukhuede, who had explained why N-Power blacklisted some volunteers, emphasized that July ending was the deadline given to all with stipend issues.
His words: “Those of you yet unpaid are enjoying several months of grace”.
“End of July is the last chance and if they are unable to reconcile their accounts we will call them to exit the programme and 263 of them are involved in Kwara”.
On the deployment of non-professionals to N-Teach, N-Agro and N-Health, the presidential aide noted that volunteers were sent as assistants in the disciplines, adding that “the scheme is qualification agnostic and we deployed to areas of need”.
He recalled that the Federal Government’s N6.9 billion monthly investment from where Kwara economy had sucked in N160 million via the volunteers, was not a joke.
“The beauty of the scheme is that rather than fund state treasury, the money goes straight to volunteers’ pockets from where it trickles down to the economy of their rural families and enhances their saving culture.
“That is why the scheme earns a space in the economic recovery programme of the Federal Government,’’ he said.
“There will be evaluation of performance through the devices.
“Google and Microsoft Academy have provided lots of learning materials in the devices for your benefits, so you have to take the devices seriously as your daily manual,’’ he advised.
Imoukhuede advised the state’s institutional partners to ensure effective monitoring and discipline, adding that they would be shortchanging the state and the rural communities if they failed in such task.
Meanwhile, the application portal will close Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had extended registration for 2017 N-Power application by two weeks.