Against reports of extortion in the Kogi N-Power, the state office of the National Programme has denied collecting money from N-Power Batch C, stream II beneficiaries to sign and stamp their deployment letter.
In a statement on behalf of the State focal person, National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) Prince Abdulkareem Onyekehi Suleiman, the Kogi N-Power Program Officer, Ustaz Sadiq Hamid said anyone involved in extorting beneficiaries were impostors who would be prosecuted if apprehended.
The statement noted that anyone parading themselves as desk officers and charging beneficiaries of N200 and N500 each for signing or stamping their deployment letters will be arrested and handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
The statement notified “all the beneficiaries of N-Power Batch C, Stream II that there is NO charge or fee attached for signing and stamping of deployment letters!
“The N-Power Kogi State office wishes to dissociate itself from ANYONE parading themselves as desk officers and charging beneficiaries of N200 and N500 each for signing or stamping of their deployment letters.
“We have repeatedly warned that NPower registration, online test, physical verifications and deployments are totally free of charge, hence beneficiaries are advised to report anyone requesting money or fee to sign their letters under the guise of desk officers or any identity either as a staff of NSIP, Local Government Areas, National Youth Service Corp, (NYSC) HEAD OF PPA to NSIP Office. Whoever is caught in such an act shall be reported to the relevant authorities”.