N-power News: Batch C List of PPAs sent to NASIMS, Deployment To Commence Soon. See List Here
The Enugu State Focal Person on N-SIP, Dr. Innocent Ogbonna, disclosed this when contacted on the progress of the N-power Batch C engagement as the Federal Government prepares to usher in a new batch of 500,000 beneficiaries in the States and LGAs under the Batch C Stream 1.
According to Dr. Ogbonna, “when we receive the final list, it will be a full list containing the deployment information of all the beneficiaries. But as at this moment, no list has been received by the States.”
Since the establishment of N-power as a job creation strategy in 2016, the current deployment will be the first to be conducted by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
Recall that N-power was institutionalized into the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry in 2020 after the engagement of the Batch A and B in 2016 and 2018 respectively by the VP Osibanjo/Afolabi Imoukhuede led the team.
The usual Places of Primary Assignment for N-power Beneficiaries are within their Local Government of Residence. This is to ensure that the beneficiaries do not spend much money on transportation in the course of discharging their duties.
Where N-power Beneficiaries are Deployed to
The N-power Beneficiaries are posted to Primary and Secondary Schools, Health Facilities/Centers/Posts, and Agricultural Zones, Blocks, and Circles closer to their LGA Residential Addresses.
What to expect in the Current Deployment
During Deployment, the successful 500,000 streams 1 N-power Beneficiaries will be deployed to their PPA (Place of Primary Assignment) specifically in their States and Local Governments of Residence as earlier stated.
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Those in N-Teach will be deployed to Government Primary and Secondary Schools within their Local Governments of Residence and will be under the State Ministry of Education and their bodies.
Those in N-Health will be deployed to Government Health Facilities/Centers/Post in their Local Governments of Residence, under the State Ministry of Health.
While those in N-Agro will be posted to Agricultural Zones, Circles, and Blocks in their Local Governments of Residence, under the State Ministry of Agriculture.
During the release of the final list to the State NSIP Offices, to be received by State Focal Persons, it will contain your deployment information which will be displayed in your NASIMS Profile.
NSIP Offices will dispatch to all concerned State Ministries. The Ministries will mandate all the Heads of PPAs (Head Masters, Principals, OICs, HODs/Zonal Coordinators) to accept each N-power Beneficiary deployed to their Schools, Facilities, or Agricultural Zones.
Each N-power Beneficiary is expected to visit his/her PPA with posting a letter to be issued by the specified State Ministry, signed and Stamped.
The Head of PPA will in turn issue an Acceptance Letter, signed and Stamped which will be uploaded in the NASIMS Portal. A copy of the Acceptance Letter may be returned to the State Ministry.
Yes, the PPA can be changed, if the need is, but through appropriate procedures which will be later discussed in detail.
Other sub-categories of N-power such as N-tech, N-Creative, etc run a separate kind of program which involves in-house training. This training is done in a specified period, 3-6 months. Stipends of usually N10,000 are paid with all necessary working tools, Laptops, etc provided as the case may be.
How Physical Verification will be likely conducted for the N-power Batch C.
Since the establishment of N-power, Physical Verification is done before Deployment. This is however expensive as the Verification and Data Transmission/Returning Officers are paid for the processes which take up to 2 weeks to conclude.
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To deploy the N-power Beneficiaries before Physical verification, is a measure to cut costs as the Physical Verification will fall in the State Ministry where your PPA is placed under.
It will still involve sighting of Documents uploaded including academic qualifications, IDs, etc.
After the Physical Screening, Posting Letters will be offered to the successful beneficiaries and data returned to NASIMS through the State N-SIP Offices.