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N-Power: FG Reveals Fresh Information On Beneficiaries’ Stipends, Benefits



Sadiya Farouq

The federal government of Nigeria has revealed that Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power programme will no longer receive any payments. This is as there are no longer outstanding to be paid.

The clarification was made in Abuja on Thursday, May 27, by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.

Recall that there had been reports that N-Power beneficiaries are being owed.

Speaking during a two-day sensitization workshop for journalists, the minister said the payment was done by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, adding that all outstanding debt had been paid.

Farouq said: “We have sorted out all the backlogs of N-Power payments with the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and we have moved on to the next batch.”

N-Power, originally meant to eradicate poverty among Nigerian youths was a component of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) which was introduced to curb the growing tide of poverty, unemployment, and social insecurity in Nigeria.

The minister also stated that a total number of 6,969,230 households and 29,766,599 persons had been captured under the national social register. She noted that about 4,000,000 households and 20,000,000 persons were to be added to the social register, as one million households and 5.6 million persons had been captured under the Conditional Cash Transfer.

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