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FG Reveals Why payment of N-Power beneficiaries is delayed

The federal government has explained the reasons for the current situation.

N-Power is one of the national Social Investment Programme (SIP) designed by the present administration to reduce the growing rate of poverty, unemployment and social insecurity.

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According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the delay is as a result of handing and taking over process is yet to be concluded.

she said that the delay is also connected to lack of proper exit plan for beneficiaries that enrolled in 2016.

She also said the ministry is making efforts to develop exit plan which was not in existent, The Nation reports.

Meanwhile,there was disquiet among the beneficiaries of N-Power in Osun state over the delay in the payment of their monthly stipends and alleged forceful ejection of some volunteers from the scheme.

She however assured that the money owed would be paid to beneficiaries upon conclusion of the handing over and taking over process, adding that government will continue to fund its Social Investment Programmes and ensure that it touches lives positively.



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