- The defunct Batch A set of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration's N-Power scheme started in September 2016 and ended four years later
- Batch B beneficiaries of the initiative which is one of Africa’s largest post-tertiary job schemes were on board between August 2018 and July 2020
- 1 million batch C beneficiaries (510,000 for Stream C1 and 490,000 Stream C2), were enrolled in 2021
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Handlers of the scheme, meanwhile, were mute on Batch C.
N-Power confirms batch A and B's exit
A social media user had raised a question about the alleged silence of the federal government on the fate of the Batch A and B beneficiaries. But in its response, N-Power affirmed that the first two batches of the famed scheme have been disengaged.
It wrote on its known X (formerly Twitter) handle recently:
"Please note that Batch A and B is no longer in the program."
N-Power reveals beneficiaries that’ll be paid
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that N-Power said "all eligible beneficiaries" will be paid their outstanding stipends.
In a tweet-reply via its official handle, the N-Power scheme said Betta Edu, the minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation, alongside Akindele Egbuwalo, the N-Power national programme manager, "are effortlessly working on resolving all payment issues".
N-Power provides update on payment
Legit.ng also reported that N-Power asked former beneficiaries who are owed stipends to be patient.
The N-Power programme was inaugurated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2016 with thousands of beneficiaries spread across the education, agriculture, health, and tax industries.
N-Power application not on
Also, Legit.ng produced a fact-check to debunk a claim that the N-Power application is currently on.
A post on a page on the popular social networking site, Facebook, suggested that the 2023 N-Power programme is on.
According to the post, interested Nigerian youths can “become a beneficiary” of the famed scheme “by applying today”.
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