The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiyya Umar Faruk, has disclosed the Government plan to absorb the exited and eligible N-Power beneficiaries into the various programs.
She disclosed this in a statement issued by her special assistant on Media Mrs. Nneke Anibeze saying that the beneficiaries should exercise patience.
“We have directed Focal Persons of National Social Investment Programmes 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.
“Meanwhile, approval has been given for the payment of the outstanding stipends for the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries.
“The approval for payments for up to the month of June, 2020 for the two Batches has already been forwarded to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) for final checks and payments.
“The only outstanding approval waiting to be forwarded to AGF’s Office is for the payment of July Stipends for batch B beneficiaries,” she said. The ministry said it had requested for the details of those affected and the reasons for their rejection from the AGFʼs office and promised to communicate that to the affected beneficiaries.
source: Daily Post.
“However, if the rejection was done in error, those affected should rest assured that they will be paid all that is due to them as soon as the error is rectified by the AGFʼs office,” the statement added.
She also explained that the N-Power Baches A and B knew that the program is only for 24 months.
She said the non-disengagement of Batch A beneficiaries after 24 months was done out of exigencies of the time.