OVER 2000 beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) of the federal government under the auspices of N-Power have been disengaged, for allegedly playing truancy to their duties.
A Spokesman of NSIP, Justice Bibiye, said that apart from truancy, some of the affected beneficiaries were dismissed for outright dereliction of duty and involvement in dishonest and fraudulent activities at their places of primary assignment (PPA).
He also disclosed that some of the alleged culprits had been reported and warned for a long time but refused to turn new leaf.
According to him, these instances have compelled the need for strong action against those who are seen to be undermining the smooth implementation of a well-thought-out federal government social intervention initiative to enable to others sit up.
An estimated 500,000 youths across the country are currently engaged in the scheme, providing services in the country’s education, health, agriculture sectors and local government offices with a monthly N30,000 stipend.