The Federal Government, through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has directed Batches A & B beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme whose names were omitted from the payment of their stipends to report to their various state focal persons for verification and revalidation.
Sadiya Umar-Farouq gave the directive in Abuja on Tuesday.
She said that efforts to resolve unpaid stipends withheld due to discrepancies in records of the beneficiaries were almost being concluded.
She said investigations conducted by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation following the omission of some Npower beneficiaries from payment of stipends indicated that some of the affected persons were also drawing salaries from other Federal Government agencies.
The minister, however, directed that opportunity has been given to the affected beneficiaries to verify and revalidate their eligibility so that qualified beneficiaries could be paid for their participation in the N-Power Programme.
“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,” she said.
She added that the deadline for verification would be 13th October, 2020.
The minister warned that beneficiaries who fail to attend the verification exercise would forfeit their stipends.