An erstwhile beneficiary of the Nigerian government's N-Power scheme, Aremu Ridwan has written Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development of Nigeria to settle their 5-month backlogs "before November 15th, 2020", AllNews reports.
It would be recalled that Farouq, had on October 27, stated that 14,200 beneficiaries have 5 months' outstanding stipend arrears.
The delay in the payment of the arrears "arose due to platform migration from NIBSS to GIFMIS by the Office of Accountant General of the Federation in March 2020", according to the politician.
Although the 45-year-old said the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has initiated a State verification process with State N-Power Focal Officers, AllNews can confirm that no beneficiary has been paid their owed stipends as at the time of publishing this report.
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Ridwan, who AllNews established is a Teacher via his Twitter handle expressed his discontent with the situation on Monday.
Dear H.M @Sadiya_farouq , We the unpaid @npower_ng beneficiaries request that our 5months backlogs be paid on before November 15th 2020. We have suffered enough! Kindly expedite actions on the just concluded reverification exercises, and effect the payments. Thank you!— Aremu Ridwan (@REALLUCAS20) November 2, 2020
N-Power is linked to the Nigerian Government’s policies in the economic, employment and social development arenas.
The famed scheme "addresses the challenge of youth unemployment by providing a structure for large scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development while linking its core and outcomes to fixing inadequate public services and stimulating the larger economy", authorities in Nigeria says.