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Latest NPower News Today 8 September 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of Nigeria’s social intervention programs, NPower Batch C2 has been a focal point of attention. As we delve into the latest NPower news today, September 8, 2023, we uncover a range of updates and insights that shed light on the program’s status, including crucial information about stipend payments and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation’s plans for its future.

NPower News Update – September 8, 2023

In the latest NPower news today, Dr. Betta Edu, the Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, has addressed a pressing concern that has been on the minds of many NPower beneficiaries – the delay in stipend payments. Dr. Betta Edu acknowledged the challenges associated with these delays and offered reassurance that concrete steps are being taken to resolve them.

A Shift in Payment Approach

One of the key highlights of Dr. Edu’s announcement is a fundamental shift in the approach to stipend payments. The aim is crystal clear: ensuring that beneficiaries receive their stipends promptly and without undue delays. This proactive step is set to bring relief to countless individuals relying on these stipends to meet their daily needs.

Expanding the Beneficiary Base

Beyond addressing the delays, the Ministry’s plan includes broadening the base of beneficiaries. Dr. Edu envisions a program that is not only more efficient but also more inclusive, benefiting a larger cross-section of the Nigerian population. Her statements on this matter were made during a recent interview on Radio Nigeria.


Restructuring and Renewed Hope

Dr. Betta Edu emphasized the need for restructuring in all ongoing empowerments under the National Investment Programme. This restructuring aims to enhance the effectiveness of these programs and make them more inclusive, embodying a renewed sense of hope for all involved.

“We will change the modalities so that people will get their delayed stipends, include more people, and relaunch it with a renewed hope concept,” she stated.

These announcements correlate with changes observed in the Nasims self-service portal dashboard, where preselection and validation processes are currently underway for applicants transitioning to beneficiaries. To stay informed, beneficiaries are advised to regularly check the Nasims self-service portal for the latest updates.

A Glimpse into the Minister’s Activities

To better understand the dynamics of these recent developments, let’s take a closer look at the activities undertaken by Dr. Betta Edu since assuming office as the Minister of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation:


1. Inaugural FEC Meeting

Last month, Dr. Betta Edu participated in the inaugural meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This significant event took place at the Presidential Villa’s Council Chamber in Abuja. During the same day, she received a courtesy visit from a House of Representatives member representing Cross River state.

2. Addressing Press on Lagdo Dam

On the evening of August 28, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu, alongside other high-level government officials including Minister of Environment Dr. Ishaq Salako, Minister of Water Resources Prof. Joseph Utsev, and Minister of State for Water Resources and Sanitation Bello Goronyo, addressed the press regarding the opening of the Lagdo dam by Cameroonian authorities. They discussed the Federal government’s plans to prevent, mitigate, and provide solutions to flooding and its associated consequences.

3. Meeting with World Bank

On August 30, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu held a meeting with Mr. Shubham Chaudhuri, the World Bank Country Director, and his team. This meeting likely revolved around collaborative efforts to address poverty-related challenges in Nigeria.

4. Insights from Agencies and Parastatals

On the same day, August 30, 2023, she received briefings and presentations from the various Agencies and Parastatals under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, gaining insights into their functions and forthcoming innovations.


5. Greek Ambassador’s Delegation

Transitioning to August 31, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu welcomed a delegation led by Loannis Plotas, the Greek Ambassador to Nigeria, who expressed Greece’s readiness to support the Federal Government’s efforts in alleviating poverty among Nigerians. The Minister also urged the Bill and Melinda Foundation to collaborate with the federal government in addressing pressing humanitarian and poverty-related challenges in Nigeria. In an interview with TVC News on the same day, Dr. Betta Edu reaffirmed President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to eradicating poverty in Nigeria.

6. Think Tank Engagement – August 31, 2023

On August 31, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu participated in a Think Tank Engagement with key stakeholders to shape policies and set agendas for the ministry’s new mandate, demonstrating a commitment to informed decision-making and policy development.

7. 2023 Grand Finale –

Transitioning to September 1, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu joined Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the 2023 Grand Finale of Imo State August Meeting, hosted by Imo State’s First Lady, Barr. Chioma Uzodinma. This event underscored her active involvement in community and women empowerment initiatives.

8. Unveiling President Bola Tinubu’s Plans

Lastly, on September 2, 2023, during an interview on Radio Nigeria, Dr. Betta Edu unveiled President Bola Tinubu’s plans for Npower and other National Investment Programmes, providing a glimpse into the future direction of these critical initiatives.


Stay tuned for more NPower news on GoldenNewsNg as we continue to keep you updated on the latest developments in this transformative program.


In this dynamic environment of social intervention programs in Nigeria, the latest NPower news brings a ray of hope to beneficiaries facing stipend payment delays. Dr. Betta Edu’s proactive approach to address these issues and her commitment to restructuring and expanding the program highlight the government’s dedication to uplifting the lives of its citizens. As the Minister continues to engage with various stakeholders and shape policies, the future of NPower and similar initiatives appears promising.