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  • Updated: April 02, 2021

N-Power: Five Months After Re-validation, Minister Farouq Continues to Disregard Beneficiaries’ Outstanding Stipend Arrears

N-Power: Five Months After Re-validation, Minister Farouq Co

N-Power news today>>>Five months after the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development asked Batches A and B beneficiaries who are owed multiple months stipends to see their State Focal Person, Sadiya Farouq, who heads the ministry has continued to ignore their cries.

More than 14,000 bonafide N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries, who were disengaged from the famed scheme since July 2020 have not been paid their entitled stipends (many of them owed March to July, and Wema Bank users didn't get paid for June 2020). This, despite the revalidation exercise that happened in October 2020 across major Nigerian states.

The beneficiaries were put on a monthly stipend of N30, 000.

Batch A N-Power beneficiaries, enrolled in 2016 were exited in June. Their Batch B colleagues had their engagement terminated the following month.

The N-Power beneficiaries, who were graduates, were assigned to Place of Primary Assignments (PPAs) in government-owned schools (N-Teach), public health facilities (N-Health), farms (N-Agro), etc.

Farouq had in October 2020 promised that “all legitimate claims will be paid before the end of the year”.

But ever since, she has refused to address the concerns of these Nigerian youths, totally ignoring them when discussing N-Power-related issues.

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The non-payment of 14, 200 N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries means that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, as well as the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, have failed to account for N2,130,000,000 (two billion, one hundred and thirty million naira).

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