13.3B Naira Spent on Npower Volunteers Batch A&B in Kwara State-Bashirah Abdulrazaq Revealed on Wednesday that Npower Kwara State spent 13.3 billion Naira on Beneficiaries in the State, The revelation got many people talking on the internet, and where as a lot of Kwara State Npower Beneficiaries have not been paid their stipends for many Months, now so many people are wondering where the 13.3 Billion Naira went into. Recently President Buhari led Government of Nigeria also said that it disbursed a total sum of N13.3 billion to 15,246 NPower beneficiaries in Kwara state alone, which automatically includes Npower batch A and B who volunteered in Kwara State before they exited NSIP- National Social Investment Programme.
Bashirah Abdulrazaq who is the Kwara State Npower Focal Person, The Kwara State NSIP Focal Person, Bashirah Abdulrazaq, disclosed this on Wednesday,
According to Abdulrazaq about N1.3 billion was spent on 10,000 people who benefited from the “trader moni” programme in the state.
The N-Power is Nigeria’s work-for-cash social assistance scheme with enrollees paid N30,000 monthly with thousands of direct beneficiaries spread across the key industries targeted by the programme – agriculture, building, health, education, and tax establishment in the state.
Among the five N-Power components, education sub-component is the most popular, due to a large number of youth deployed to teach in public schools.
The scheme recently disengaged both Batch A and B graduates enrolled in the N-Power scheme, opening a new portal for fresh intakes of volunteers that have seen a record of over five million people that so far applied.
Statistics on Expenditure
According to the report, the Kwara State focal person, however, gave a breakdown of the total expenses spent in a period of five years.
She said the batch A beneficiaries in Kwara state, who were engaged for a period of 42 months, gulped a total sum of N7.4 billion, while the batch B beneficiaries received a total sum of N5.7 billion in 24 months.
“Non-graduates received the sum of N10,000 every month and were engaged for a period of 24 months with a total sum of over N24 million spent,” she added.