By Chinenye Festus:-
Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development on Monday, June 22, revealed that about 12,000 N-Power beneficiaries are yet to be paid their three-month stipends.
According to Daily Trust, Farouq admitted this at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.“So, these are the administrative issues that have hindered the payment of some of the volunteers.
“There are about 12,000 of them based on our record and as I am speaking with you, the permanent secretary of the ministry is in the office of the accountant general to sort out these issues and once we get the report, we will make it available to all,” she said.
Farouq announced that the online portal for application will be opened on Friday, June 26. She also disclosed that the Batch A and B of the programme comprising 500, 000 beneficiaries will be disengaged on Tuesday, June 30, and Friday, July 31, respectively.
The minister said that the federal government has commenced the process of transitioning the beneficiaries into public and private establishments.
Sadiya also disclosed that the delay in paying the volunteers was as a result of administrative issues, adding that her ministry was working to resolve it with the office of the Account General.
She assured the N-Power beneficiaries not to panic as the issue will soon be resolved and their stipend paid accordingly..