MR AFOLABI IMOUKHUDE
I trust all is well with you and your family. Greetings to you from Mr President and his Vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo. As you know they are your primary sponsors and investors.I also want to wish you a happy valentine season. Again we are in the election season,so let me apologise for the abrupt postponement of the election.
The essence of this session is to catch base with us and also use this platform to update us.
Remember as long as you have been paid you have access to the learning materials in your portal.So all these learning materials are there for you even if you have no device at the moment.
You have to work,you have to work in N-power and in your community.N-power is a full time volunteer programme,which you have to work full time and where you fail to work you will be suspended.The reason I am bringing this up is because the rate of suspension is growing,not only for batch one but batch two. I want to appeal that the work component of Npower is very critical.If you dont go to work how do you improve your learning,how do you get a referral for other job opportunities.
NPOWER 2017 VOLUNTEERS DEPLOYMENT UPDATE
A very few of you may still have challenges between been onboarded and been enrolled particularly those of you in the supplementary batch for which the first month of January should have been your first month of payment. I will talk more on this much later.
Talking of payment lot more of you are happy because not only did you get your first month you also got your preceding month,especially the batch 2 volunteers.I hope by now you have learned to trust and believe in us.
BATCH TWO 2016 DEVICE
You are also asking of you devices.Well you will get you device along with the batch 2 as they get theirs.Within the first quarter of this year i am sure you will be invited to select your device.We need to work with the bank of industry and they also have to work with selected partners.Process is ongoing.
2016 BACKLOGS PAYMENT
Some of you are expecting backlogs Payment because you had challenges, now you have been paid but still expecting a few more months.I have been told that about 602 of you have now been successfully confirmed so you are currently in the next set of backlogs we will process between the end of February and march.
Those of you in this batch One that keep expressing your faith in the programme i can only say it this way ,you are already in the NEXT LEVEL.You are already in the period we call “ENHANCEMENT“.You are already in your next level which is your Npower enhancement. Details of your enhancement will be communicated. We have been busy with the election and after it,we would let you know.Your quest for permanency is tied to the pvc in your hands and the continuity of Mr president in office. 90 percent of what you seek is in your hands.
You should seize every opportunity,save your stipend and form cooperative so you have enough.
LEVELS BY WHICH WE MONITOR
Dont estimate we wont know when you are at work or not.know that the heads of your ppa do send us reports.We also have independent monitors that also pay unscheduled visits to your ppa. We also have project managers that pay visit to your ppa.
PAYMENT OF FEBRUARY STIPEND
You will be paid for this month of February,there is no cause for alarm.
NPOWER NON GRADUATE TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE
I am happy to say to you and Nigerians,that we have successfully concluded in five geo political All the zones. All the 5000 beneficiaries are now enjoying the knowledge they have gained. Also they are now enjoying the privileged of the device given to them.I am sure most of you are settling down in your various apprenticeship gsm villages seeking to learn more and apply your knowledge.
20000 of you are already out there in your various apprenticeships and you have completed your in center training,congratulations.I did meet some of you at the artisans award in late January where some of you won excellent prizes.
We are now ready to get the next batch of 20000 beneficiaries for this category where you will be trained in four trades in construction: electrical,plumbing,masonry,carpentry and also two trades within the automobile space: automobile technician and agricultural technician ,we will also now include the hospitality category.
Once you are in the npower data base,you are family and this does not include only the 500 ,000 graduates we employed or 26000 Non graduates beneficiaries. Its is the wider 3 million of you that applied.And some of you must have already gotten the sms asking you to indicate interest for the programme. So what we did was to extend these opportunities to you.
However we cant do much now because of the election but from now till April /May we will commence the phase two of the npower build vocational build and apprenticeship programme.
The 2017 batch,about 6000 of you still having issues with the portal.Yes you have uploaded your ppa to the portal but you are not yet in payroll .Please visit the portal and contact our support center.
About 40000 of you in the supplementary list must have uploaded your letter but not yet in payroll,you should also visit the portal to see why you haven’t been paid .so you can contact our support center to immediately resolve your issue. Congratulations to the 2017 batch,about 97 percent of you are are in our payroll and have been paid all that you owed.The rest three percent will be smiling by February .
Portal re-opening is also tied to continuity, “the next level”.If you want the portal re-open go out on Saturday and vote massively for President Buhari .
NPOWER CREATIVE AND SOFTWARE
Please give us time till after the elections.We need some approval from the Federal executive council. We will keep you updated.
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