With the silence from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Investment Programme (SIP) management team and the federal government concerning the delay in disbursement of October and November stipends, N-Power volunteers are beginning to think it is safe to conclude that this program has gone the way of Sure-p. Two months almost gone, no Payment, no communication, no action on the way forward for volunteers as they are all kept in the dark.
The Minister in charge of the new ministry of humanitarian affairs and Disaster management has not deem it necessary to address beneficiaries of the SIP Programme since they take over the management of NSIP affairs. Over four years of running this program under Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, volunteers have never had it this bad, and even when there were little delay in disbursement of stipends, the causes were never hidden from volunteers as there were direct, adequate and prompt communication links between Mr Afolabi either through live chat or through the popular Npower handle to dunce the tension of beneficiaries.
All that have been said on social media platforms concerning the causes of the delay of payment of stipends are unverifiable rumours from unauthorized persons which cannot be relied upon. As a result of that, N-Power volunteers have decided to appeal with the SIP management team and HM of new Ministry of Humanitarian affairs to pay volunteers their two months stipends or rather come out of their shell to issue a press statement to tell volunteers the cause of this delay as they are experiencing so that their mind can be at rest.