The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq has thrown light on the reason for the delays beneficiaries of the Federal Government Youth Empowerment Program, N-Power are experiencing.
For sometime now, beneficiaries of the scheme have experienced delays in payment, with the most recent one, being January stipends, paid middle of February. To this, the minister said they are trying to figure out the number of people that were on the programs payroll before she took over. As it stands, they are yet to be paid February stipends.
The minister made this known on Monday during the visit of members of the House of Representatives Committee on Poverty Alleviation. Hajiya Farouq said,
The Minister also added that some beneficiaries were supposed to exit the program after two years but that at the moment, there is no plan for their exit.
She said, “There is supposed to be an exit plan for N-Power graduates because the arrangement was that they will exit after two years and we have exceeded the time they were supposed to have exited.