BEWARE! FALSE LINK CIRCULATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT N POWER REGISTRATION.
Written by darling on December 5, 2023
A Facebook page named Career 9ja, on the 17th October, 2023, claimed that the 2023 N-POWER Programme was ongoing.
It has the link, register.the nation.co.za. The page has images showing the registration of N-POWER Programme 2023, but once you click on the link dropped on the page, it brings out Admission in Alberta in Canada 2024, and this shows it is fake and a phishing scam.
Screenshots of what it brings out when clicked on the link;
That the link register.the nation.co.za. is for N-POWER Programme 2023.
The Facebook page has elicited engagement with 5.3k likes, 1.3k comments and 87 shares as of October 17th, 2023. Many of the comments point to people showing interest in applying for the N-POWER Programme. However, there are some comments alluding to the post being a scam.
See below screenshots of comments;
Darling FM Owerri, found out the following; the fake site has no affiliation with the Federal Government, has small numbers of followers and it is poorly written. According to PUNCH Newspapers online published on October 8th, 2023, the Federal Government suspended the N-Power Programme indefinitely.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu while speaking during an interview on TVC News on Saturday, October 7th, 2023. According to her, the suspension was a result of some irregularities observed within the scheme.
Edu noted that an investigation will be launched into how funds were expended since the beginning of the Programme. Revealing reasons behind the suspension and what will follow, the minister noted, “We must go back to look into N-Power and understand what the problems are so we will basically suspend the Programme for now until we are done with proper investigation into the utilization of funds into the N-Power Programme.
We want to know how many persons are basically on the program right now, how many persons are owed, the amount they are owed. We are totally restructuring the N-Power and expanding it. “There are lots going on. We met people who were supposed to have exited the Programme last year and they are still claiming that they are still teaching. Sometimes we contact the school or the places where they are working and they are not there. They are not working yet they keep claiming that they are being owed eight or nine months stipends.
The N-Power Programme was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to tackle youth unemployment and help increase social development.
The supposed Facebook account meant for the application of the 2023 N-POWER Programme is fake and therefore is false.
Furthermore, Darling FM, Owerri had to look for the correct site, which is https://npower-fmhds-gov-ng.web.app