Nigeria's Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq has promised that her ministry will pay the monthly stipends of N-Power beneficiaries 'by early next week'.
AllNews understands that Hajia Farouq made this known on Friday during her remarks at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation's capital.
Not long ago, the scheme had appealed to the beneficiaries to be patient, as “payments are currently being processed”.
At the present moment, while responding to a question on why the payment had not been made for April, the minister gave the assurance that it would be made early next week.
“I would like to say it is in the final stage of payments. By early next week, they will get their payments, Insha Allah,” she said.
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The Buhari administration says it intends to expand the N-Power scheme to accommodate one million beneficiaries in the next phase. This, to make it the largest post-tertiary job scheme in Africa.
Graduate beneficiaries of close to 500, 000 Nigerian youths receive a monthly stipend of N30,000 (approximately 83 US Dollars).
They are split into components such as N-Teach, N-Agro and N-Health.