- N-Power beneficiaries who were omitted from payment now have hope of being paid
- The federal government has called on the affected persons to commence verification and re-validation exercise before they can be paid
- This message was specifically sent by Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, on Tuesday, October 6
The federal government on Tuesday, October 6, sent a message to hope to batches A and B of N-Power beneficiaries who were omitted from the payment of their stipends.
The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, on Tuesday in Abuja directed the affected beneficiaries to report to their various state focal persons for verification and re-validation, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The ministry had explained that the omission was due to discrepancies identified in the beneficiaries' bank details by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).
Umar-Farouq in her directive advised the N-Power beneficiaries to bring along with them their bank account details including bank statements from March 2020 to date, NYSC Discharge Certificates, birth certificates and other related screening documents.
Added to this the minister disclosed that the window of opportunity will last till Tuesday, October 13.
“Beneficiaries are hereby directed to report to their State Focal Persons immediately with their bank account details, including bank statements from March 2020 to date, NYSC Discharge Certificates, birth certificates and other related screening documents.”
Meanwhile, the government had said discussions were ongoing to ensure that exited and eligible N-Power beneficiaries were absorbed into government programmes.
Farouq, in a statement on Thursday, August 27, in Abuja by her special assistant on media, Nneka Anibeze, said exited beneficiaries should exercise more patience and await the result of her efforts.
The minister 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 were interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry.
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