Npower payment: network instability affects the 3-month payment to interns – NASIMS

Several interns who have graduated under the federal government employment plan, Npower condemned the payment of their monthly allowances from October to December.

Young people who took to social media to voice their frustration said returning to work in January was difficult because benefit payments were not guaranteed.

An Npower employee, TemmyT002, said on Friday: “The people at PPA were surprised they couldn’t see me and called. I told them I haven’t been paid so I can’t come. They were shocked.

“I won’t go until the three months allowance is paid. We must learn to place the right people in sensitive positions. “

It was further revealed that some volunteers had received their three-month salary, while others had not yet received theirs.

However, a statement from the body overseeing the Npower program, the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS), found that the block payment approach did not pay some beneficiaries of Lot C, due to network problems.

NASIMS pointed out that “grid instability” is the main challenge leading to the suspension of October-December allowances for interns.

Speaking to the interns in Lot C who were still awaiting their allowances, Npower wrote: “In our quest to ensure that beneficiaries are paid immediately, we have taken the block payment approach which has been PARTLY SUCCESSFUL. allowed some accounts to be credited and others not, due to network instability.

“As a result, October payments have been suspended to resolve the issue.

Payments for said months (October, November and December) to all concerned “must RECOMMEND ASAP,” NASIMS promised.

By asking aggrieved trainees to be patient, the organization is also committed to keeping them informed of updates.

Some trainees, however, said they had lost confidence in the system put in place to reduce unemployment in Nigeria.

A social media intern who accused the body of paying only those who were absent: “I visited my PPA from September to December and almost got ranked among the teachers there.

“Meanwhile, people who have never set foot in school since receiving their acceptance signature have been paid. Me, I never miss a day without being paid. Now they are taking a break.

Contradicting the idea in a response, another Lot C recipient, Henry said, “I never went to my dp too, but got paid in full.”


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Elaine R. Knight