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Latest NPower News: HM Sadiya Umar Farouq Releases Highlights of Activities

The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has published highlights of her last week’s activities on her official Facebook page.

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In her recent post on her Facebook page, she broke down her recent week’s activities in order to keep the public updated on the work she and her ministry are putting on to move the country forward.

In her Update, She wrote:

Highlights from my week

On Tuesday, I attended a High-Level Consultation on the proposed National Social Protection Policy during which I noted the need to prioritize attention and action regarding the vulnerable members of our society. I harped on the successes being recorded by the National Social Investment Proprammes in this regard while calling for more action.

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On the same Tuesday, I launched the National Multihazard risk analysis dashboard and website. I commended #nemanigeria and #unicefnigeria for the laudable initiative.

The overarching objective is to operationalize early warning signals and disaster risk assessment to call attention to issues before they morph into humanitarian crises.

Same Tuesday, I reaffirmed Nigeria’s position on the plight of Refugees at the virtual Global Compact for Refugees where I began by commending UNHCR for organizing this High-level Official Meeting within the framework of the GCR.

The meeting was critical for me and my ministry @fmhdsd as it avails States a platform to dialogue on the progress of implementation of the pledges made during the first GCR held in 2019 while appraising the lessons learned from the responses of Member States to the COVID 19 pandemic and the circumstances it created.

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In 2019, Nigeria demonstrated its commitment to the implementation of the GCR by making four pledges before the UN member States at the first GCR in Geneva. These pledges are as follows:

Pledge 1: to include refugees, IDPs, returnees, and their host communities in National Government development plans;

Pledge 2: to strengthen its protection capacity;

The final two were to:

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Pledge 3: To ensure the availability and access to durable solutions for refugees and IDPs;

Pledge 4: to continue playing an active and constructive role in regional and sub-regional efforts to address the root causes of displacement

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Following on those pledges, Nigeria has made concerted efforts towards their implementation and this is driven by Nigeria’s open protection environment and commitment to host refugees which are key to the overall implementation of the GCR.

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We have put in place a crucial foundation for the inclusion of Refugees, IDPs, and returnees into National services such as education, health, WASH, identification, and promoting self-reliance within the national economic development framework of the country.

Presently, the Government is finalizing the 2021-2025 Nigeria Medium-Term Development Plan (MTDP) to incorporate issues of refugees and IDPs and include budgetary provision for projects that will address them headlong.

On Wednesday I joined other cabinet-level colleagues at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by HE President Muhammad Buhari Important issues of state were discussed and resolutions reached.

On the same Thursday, I was the chief host of the first presidential summit on aging organized by the National Senior Citizens Center (NSCC).

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In my comments at the event, I took time out to appreciate HE Muhammadu Buhari for mainstreaming the concerns of the aging especially with the signing of the Disability Act 2018 and the National Senior Citizen Centre Act 2017. These are clear demonstrations of a President who has the poor and most vulnerable at heart.

His attention to the elderly has also been underlined by the establishment of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to coordinate and provide Social Protection

The attention being given to this vulnerable group is in alignment with the African Union Africa Common Position on the Rights of Older People (African Union 2012), adopted in 2013.

The common position recommended a rights-based approach to development which will accelerate social inclusion for older persons. Other recommendations include the creation of national programmes to promote societal awareness of the rights of older persons and their mainstreaming in SDGs.

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The Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Addis Ababa on 31 January 2016 adopted the framework that included a wide-ranging set of measures to ensure the rights of older people and ensure they would receive support where appropriate (African Union 2014).

With domestic attention being paid to the elderly, it is safe to say that Nigeria is on the right track in promoting the rights of older persons and ensuring healthy aging through the creation of the National Senior Citizen Centre.

Have a great week.

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Malala Girls Program 2022 For Nigerians (APPLY HERE)

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Malala Girls Program provides girls with the resources they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities, as well as a platform to share their stories with the rest of the world. Malala Fund fights for every girl’s right to a free, safe, and high-quality education for 12 years.

Malala Fund is creating a world where girls have the agency to overcome the challenges that stand in the way of their ambitions by supporting youth activists, investing in local organizations, and amplifying the voices of young women. The Malala Fund Girls Program is now accepting submissions for its most recent funding cycle.

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Our funding assists feminist and women-led campaigns, groups, and organizations that work to eliminate barriers that keep girls and young women from finishing their education. Grants vary from $75,000 to $100,000 and can be used for general operational assistance or projects for a period of one to three years.

Criteria for Eligibility

Those who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply to the Malala Fund:

  • In Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, or Tanzania, you are a non-governmental organization (NGO), community-based organization (CBO), or movement.
  • Because of systemic disparities, discrimination, and oppression, your work aids girls and young women aged 10 to 24 who are unable to exercise their agency and fulfill their rights.
  • Except in India, where we require national and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration as well as an organizational bank account to receive foreign financing, you do not need to be formally registered to receive funding.
  • You identify as a feminist and/or a women-led group or are working to do so. The Malala Fund defines feminism as the pursuit of equal rights and opportunities for all genders and the dismantling of oppressive structures — but it recognizes that feminism varies depending on context and circumstance, and it welcomes all feminist movements, groups, and organizations. Women-led businesses are those that are owned, operated, and controlled by one or more women at least 51 percent of the time.
  • For at least a year, our movement, organization, or group has been in existence.
  • You have a budget of less than $150,000 USD per year. Note that if your annual budget exceeds $150,000 USD, Malala Fund will still examine your application, however those with budgets under this amount will be given priority.

How to Apply

See here for additional information and to apply for money from the Malala Fund Girl Programme. Bangla, English, Hausa, Hindi, Portuguese, Swahili, and Urdu are among the languages supported by the form. By early March 2022, the Malala Fund will inform applicants of its funding decisions.

For further information, go to theofficial page.

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Latest NPower News For Today Sunday 23rd January 2022

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Welcome to Naijaonpoint Media, we have compiled the Latest Npower News for today Sunday23rd January 2022 to update our Npower audience on the latest happenings around the scheme. So if you are among the NPower beneficiaries, make sure to read this article to the end.

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1. NASIMS Assures Benefiniciaries With Failed October Payment Issue To Get Their Payment
2. NASIMS initiates November payment to beneficiaries
3. Sadiya Umar Farouq Given Most Trusted Woman in Public Office award
4. NPower Sends Important Notice To Batch C Stream1 Beneficiaries

1. NASIMS Assures Benefiniciaries With Failed October Payment Issue To Get Their Payment

The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) has come out to reassure Batch C Stream 1 beneficiaries having issues of failed

October Payment Issue to receive their payment as November payment commences.

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NASIMS urges beneficiaries to exercise patience as they are currently working on resolving all payment issues in order to make sure all beneficiaries receive his/her October payments.

According to NASIMS:

“Dear N’Power Batch C1 Graduate Beneficiaries,

TO ALL BENEFICIARIES WITH FAILED OCTOBER PAYMENT ISSUE.

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“While we don’t take comfort from the inconveniences caused by the delay in payment, Kindly note that the initiation of the November payment process does not mean all FAILED October payments will be ignored.

“While the current payment process is in progress, all FAILED PAYMENT issues as regards the October stipend is being worked on and payment is made upon resolution regardless of the reason.

“We did it during the September payment despite the inconveniences caused by the payment delay, we will still do it again, as your payment entitlement will not be denied.

Please, accept the assurance of our words!

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Thank you!”

2. NASIMS initiates November payment to beneficiaries

Following the approval of November and December Stipend Payment to the Batch C Stream 1 Npower beneficiaries by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) has initiated payment for the month of November 2021.

Many beneficiaries of the Batch C Stream 1 Npower Programme have seen the November Payment marked as “Pending” on their NASIMS Profiles today, Friday, Jan. 2022.

The activation of the November Payment process is part of the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to clear all outstanding Stipends owed to the beneficiaries, and normalize Stipend Payment Calander for the beneficiaries.

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3. Sadiya Umar Farouq Given Most Trusted Woman in Public Office award

The International Human Rights Commission IHRC has decorated the Minister of Human Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq with the award of the ‘Most Trusted Woman in Public Office. The Minister was bestowed with the award on Thursday in her office in Abuja.

While decorating the minister, the Country Head for Nigeria and Commissioner for West African Countries, IHRC Ambassador at Large, Dr. Friday Sani noted that a searchlight was secretly beamed on Umar Farouq for the past two years but no crime of diversion of funds or otherwise were found during the investigation.

Our regional organization received several complaints about financial irregularities and diversion of funds meant for the poor people of Nigeria and this prompted our close to two years investigation with our world-class security organization.

The report we have received from our partners, the International Police Corporation has proven negative of any money diversion linked directly or indirectly to the honorable minister as claimed by those who wrote officially to our office. And this has compelled the resolution of our advisory board to Honour the Minister as the First Nigerian Most Trusted Woman in Public Office.

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In her response, the Minister thanked IHRC for the noble award while promising to keep working hard for humanity. I see this as a divine honour from God because I have never met this person. I don’t know them but I know that there is an International Human Rights Organization.

4. NPower Sends Important Notice To Batch C Stream1 Beneficiaries

The Npower management has sent a new important notice to Npower Batch C Stream 1 beneficiaries warning them of the false information regarding the resignation button on the beneficiary’s dashboard.

Npower management, through their official Facebook page, has warned beneficiaries to disregard the false information circulating the social media that the resignation button was added in order for beneficiaries to resign if they can’t bear the Lopsided payment.

According to Npower, they stated that the information is false and does not emanate from N-Power.

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That’s all for the Latest NPower News For Today Sunday 23rd January 2022, make sure to share this article and always come back from time to time for more Npower latest news.

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