A pleasant day to you and welcome to the latest N-Power news headlines update for today, Wednesday, October 29th, 2020, on AllNews.
As the Nigerian government keeps on with the N-Power program, Sadiya Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, who is also in charge of the famed scheme has been accused of being responsible for the delay of the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives in Sokoto State.
Making this disclosure on Tuesday, the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal revealed the sharing of one of the categories of COVID-19 palliative received by the state was delayed at the request of Farouq. Read more here.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development of Nigeria, Sadiya Farouq has promised exited N-Power beneficiaries who are owed stipends that "all legitimate claims and those on the verified list will be paid before the end of the year".
Farouq made this disclosure on her verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Recall that Batch A beneficiaries exited the programme on June 30 after four years in the famed scheme, while their Batch B counterparts officially made their exit on July 31st - after two years. Read more here.
In line with his administration's social intervention programmes which includes N-Power, Survival Funds and more, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new grant payment for artisans in Nigeria, and also directed free registration of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) across Nigeria.
The government has been using intervention programmes to tackle unemployment and underemployment in the country. Some of the programmes come in form of financial empowerment to SMEs, as well as job opportunities like N-Power. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the latest N-Power news. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day!