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.
The directive was given by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar-Farouq, as efforts to resolve unpaid stipends of the beneficiaries are almost being concluded.
According to a statement on Tuesday signed by the minister’s SA on Media Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the deadline for the verification is October 13, adding that beneficiaries who fail to attend the verification exercise would forfeit their stipends.
The statement further said: “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 could be paid for their participation in the N-Power Programme.
“Beneficiaries are thereby directed to come along with their bank account details, including bank statements from March 2020 to date, NYSC Discharge Certificates, birth certificates and other related screening documents.”