According to HM Sadiya Umar Farouq, the May stipend is being process and NPower volunteers are now waiting patiently hoping for early payment of their May stipend by the Ministry of humanitarian affairs even as payment of April stipend is still ongoing.
Some beneficiaries have received their April stipend while others are still waiting to get paid across the federation, some were still being owed march stipend. However, NPower has assured those yet to be paid that they will get their stipend as long as they are still enrolled and do not have an existing job.
What matter most to NPower volunteers is the way forward after may stipends payment because there are rumor that the ministry under the leadership of Honorable Minister Sadia Farouq is planning to exit batch A after May stipend and subsequently exit Batch B in August to allow other Nigerian graduates benefit from this program.
The slow pace experience in payment is as a result of last month payment error where exited and resigned volunteers received payment. Whatever the issue may be, we will try and verify the authenticity of exit information and give you an update soon.
One thing you should be familier with as an Npower volunteer is the change in stipend payment, the delay, process and so on. You should always prepare your mind against the outcome of the monthly stipend payment, whether delayed or not to avoid stress.
NPower May stipend payment might still be delay because of the process involved but we hope that the Ministry incharge will effect payment early this month. But for now, we plead with those who are yet to receive April stipend to keep calm and be patient, you will all be paid soon.