- The federal government has assured Nigerians that transparency will guide the selection process for the N-Power Batch C set
- The assurance was given by Hajia Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs
- Farouq said her ministry was already selecting qualified beneficiaries who will be enrolment into the scheme
The federal government has assured Nigerians that transparency will guide the selection process for the N-Power Batch C enrolment.
Hajia Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, gave the assurance on Thursday, September 3, in Abuja at the interactive forum with state focal persons for the social Investment programmes, Vanguard reported.
The minister said her ministry was already in the process of selecting qualified beneficiaries from among the over 5 million candidates who applied for enrolment into the N-Power Batch C scheme.
“I assure all the applicants and Nigerians that the selection process will be transparent,” Farouq stated.
She said the focal persons were critical to the implementation and success of the social programmes and urged them to continue to do their best.
Meanwhile, the federal government has said discussions are ongoing to ensure that exited and eligible N-Power beneficiaries are absorbed into government programmes.
Leadership reported that the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development in a statement on Thursday, August 27, said exited beneficiaries should exercise more patience and await the result of her efforts.
Legit.ng gathered that Hajia Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs said she has directed Focal Persons of National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in the states to submit an updated list of the exited N-Power beneficiaries that are interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry.
In another news, after a stiff battle with top National Assembly (NASS) members, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour, has retained the sharing formula for the 774,000 jobs proposed by the federal government.
Keyamo revealed that the initial plan to allocate 15% of the job slots to governors, NASS members, ministers and interest groups still stands, The Nation reports.
Concerning his role on the project, the minister said that he has not received contrary instruction from the presidency.
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