The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has urged Nigerians,
particularly beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, to discountenance
online reports seeking application for a fresh batch of volunteers and
In a statement yesterday, its Communication Manager, Tienabeso Bibiye,
said: “Such messages are the handiwork of fraudsters who would stop at
nothing to employ dubious means of ripping innocent people of their
“We wish to state categorically that the federal government has yet to
commence the distribution of devices to Batch B N-Power beneficiaries.
“Indeed, the process has commenced and all beneficiaries would be duly
informed via the N-Power website or other verified social media
contacts of the NSIO when the devices are available.”
The agency noted that electronic devices, including iPads and laptops,
were part of the working tools given to trainees of the scheme.