Nigeria's Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, Makes U-turn, Says  Government Owes 12,000 N-power Beneficiaries Stipends | Sahara Reporters

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of disaster management and social development, has said that N-Power beneficiaries are paid regularly

The minister made this known in Abuja on Thursday, May 27, during an interaction with the members of the press

According to her, the claim of the federal government owing the beneficiaries is not only false but


The federal government has also said that there were no outstanding payments to Batches A and B beneficiaries of the

N-Power programme.

Daily Trust also reports that the clarifications made on Thursday, May 27, in Abuja by the minister of

humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.

While speaking during a two-day sensitization workshop for journalists, the minister said the

office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, have made payments on all outstanding debts

She 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 meant to eradicate poverty among Nigerian youths:

The Nation also reports that the minister further explained that N-Power 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 they have captured a total number of 6,969,230 households and 29,766,599 persons

under the national social register.

She noted that they added about 4,000,000 households and 20,000,000 persons to the social register, as one

million households and 5.6 million persons had been captured under the Conditional Cash Transfer.

There will be Employment of More youths under N-Power Batch C:

However, there have reports on Nigerian government starting the selection process for applicants who indicated interest to be employed under the

N-Power Batch C.

There was a report that Sadiya Farouq made this known on Thursday, March 11, via a thread of tweets.

She said the ministry has taken stringent steps to ensure that they will be carrying out the registration, verification and onboarding process online and on a centralised system.

By Taiyelolu A.

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