- The federal government has given an update on the monthly stipends of N-Power beneficiaries
- The minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, said the beneficiaries would receive their April stipends from next week
- Mrs. Umar-Farouq noted that the payment process for the stipend was at the final stage
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The federal government on Friday, May 15, declared that the enrollees of the N-Power programme would begin to receive their April stipend from next week.
The 500,000 N-Power enrollees across the country have been clamouring for their April payment since the announcement of the lockdown in some states owing to the outbreak of coronavirus.
According to The Nation, Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, gave the assurance on Friday while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The minister noted that the payment process was at the final stage. She said: “It is in the final stage of payment and by early next week, they will get their payment Insha Allah.”
The N-Power Programme a job creation and skills empowerment programme of the federal government is for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35. They are paid the sum of N30,000 as a monthly allowance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government commenced payment of N30,000 to all N-Power beneficiaries on Tuesday, April 14.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the spokesman to the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta.
Part of the statement read: “500,000-strong N-Power enrollees throughout the country should expect to receive bank credit alerts for outstanding payments of their monthly entitlement from today, Tuesday, April 14."
In a related development, some beneficiaries of the N-Power programme who have either been put on hold or forcefully exited may soon be reinstated as the federal government begins the compilation of the list of the affected volunteers.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Osun state, Ibrahim Akinola, reports that the new development was not unconnected with the outcome of the report of the humanitarian committee set up by the House of Representatives led by Oluwarotimi Agunsoye to probe the allegations of funds mismanagement, forceful exiting of the volunteers and incessant delay in the payment of their monthly stipends.
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