Recall that AllNews had about recently, exclusively reported that numerous beneficiaries of the Nigerian government’s N-Power initiative said that contrary to what was claimed by Ikem, they are yet to receive or see any evidence of imminent payment.
Over 14, 200 N-Power batches A and B beneficiaries are owed (monthly stipend is N30, 000).
On Thursday, April 15, 2021, AllNews spoke to several affected bonafide N-Power Batch A and B beneficiaries, and they all said they have not gotten paid.
Matthew Taskwa told AllNews: “I am owed five(5) months stipends up to date I have not received any text for payment. Please we're pleading for the federal government to look on these situation and help the youths. Thanks, God bless our leaders and our country Nigerias.”
See some other recent reactions from some of the affected N-Power beneficiaries below:
5months stipends owed for a year plus. This is pure wickedness— ? ? ? ? ? ? (@sommacc) April 19, 2021
It's disheartening that, up till this moment, over 14200 exited @npower_ng beneficiaries are still owed 5months stipends by @Sadiya_farouq of @FMHDSD . She has siphoned the monies meant for the payment of stipends for the beneficiaries. @officialEFCC @ICPC_PE need to check. https://t.co/kEiOJNolhL— Aremu Ridwan (@REALLUCAS20) April 19, 2021
Dear @ProfOsinbajo ,kindly involve im the matter of Npower beneficiaries that are owed 5 months stipends since last year March.— Sulaiman Tukur (@sulenjikamshi) April 16, 2021
Humanitarian Minister has no sense of Humanity in her. Giving her humanitarian Ministry is becoming an insult to Nigeria and a hot slap on our face.
as all those thieves are reacting, I don't think there's any second chance for them.— Olagunju Tosin (@OlagunjuTosin6) April 16, 2021
until they settled about 14000 npower beneficiaries there 5month unpaid stipends since march 2020 and make the fake NEXIT program to be real.
While Batch A N-Power beneficiaries were disengaged from the scheme in June 2020, their Batch B colleagues were exited the following month - July 2020.
The arrears of stipends, which these Nigerian youths have continually cried for, is from March to July 2020.
As per another problem which the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs is turning complete blind eye to, no single Batch A or B beneficiary throughout Nigeria who use Wema Bank received bank alert for the month of June 2020.