The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has directed Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, who were earlier omitted from payment of their stipends, to report to their various state Focal Persons for verification and re-validation.
In a statement made available on Tuesday, which was signed by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the directive was given by the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, as efforts to resolve unpaid stipends withheld, due to discrepancies in records of the beneficiaries, are almost being concluded.
According to the statement, investigations conducted by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (OAGF), following the omission of some N-Power beneficiaries from payment of stipends, indicated that some beneficiaries were also drawing salaries from other Federal Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).
However, the minister has directed that opportunity be given to the affected beneficiaries to verify and re-validate their eligibility so that qualified beneficiaries can be paid for their participation in the N-Power Programme.
The statement reads in part: “Beneficiaries are hereby directed to report to their State Focal Persons immediately with their bank account details including bank statements from March 2020 to date, NYSC discharge certificates, birth certificates and other related screening documents.
“The deadline for verification is 13 October 2020. Beneficiaries who fail to attend the verification exercise will forfeit their stipends.”