FG calls for verification of N-power beneficiaries


By Ife Alina

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed Batches  'A' and 'B' Beneficiaries of the Npower Programme who were earlier omitted from Payment of their stipends to report to their various State Focal Persons for verification and re-validation. 

This was disclosed in a statement issued and made available to newsmen by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze.

The statement read: The  directive was given by 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.
Investigations conducted by the Office of the AGF following the omission of some 
N-Power beneficiaries from payment of stipends indicated that some beneficiaries were also  drawing salaries from other Federal Government 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. 

Beneficiaries are thereby 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 October 13, 2020. Beneficiaries who fail to attend the verification exercise will  forfeit their stipends .

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