Federal Government of Nigeria has said all N-Power beneficiaries in the country would get bank alerts for their outstanding monthly entitlements from Tuesday. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq disclosed.
The disclosure was made in a statement signed by her media aide, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta, that the payment was meant for the 500,000 N-Power enrollees throughout the country.
But Hajiya Farouq said the ministry has signed the payment mandate, after all due processes were concluded in line with the rules guiding federal government’s public financial expenditure.
“Those responsible for processing the payment must do it in conformity with the necessary rules and regulations to ensure accoubtability. Now that the rules were followed strictly and the process concluded, I was given the assurance that they will start receiving credit alerts from their banks today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020,” the Minister said.
The Minister restated the resolve of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), including the N-Power component, to ensure transparency, effectiveness, accountability and the judicious application of public resources in running the programmes.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will along with relevant partners drive the overhauling process to ensure that the expected benefits of the NSIPs are realised in full,” she added.
Recall that N-Power has been a Federal Government initiative: a job creation and skills empowerment programme, which is designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become practical solution providers in their communities and to reduce unemployment. Each participant gets N30,000 monthly allowance from the N-Power Programme.