The Federal Government is making move to employ the exited N-power Beneficiaries into government works.
According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, discussions are ongoing to absorb eligible N-Power beneficiaries into government programmes.
Farouq in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Nneka Anibeze, urged exited N-power beneficiaries to be patient as they await the result of her efforts.
The statement read;
“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.
“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.
The Minister also clarified that both Batch A&B beneficiaries knew from the beginning as they were informed that the programme was for 24 months.
She said the non-disengagement of Batch A beneficiaries after 24 months was done out of exigencies of the time.
The minister said that exiting Batches A and B after 40 and 24 months respectively was in line with the conditions stipulated at the time of their enrolment.
The NPower scheme is Federal government initiative created to help Nigerians between the ages of 18 to 35 to acquire and develop skills and are given a stipend monthly.
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