The 500,000 beneficiaries under the N-Power scheme of the federal government of Nigeria will soon start smiling to the bank as their April stipend will soon be paid.
According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, the processing of their payment was already at the final stage.
She gave the assurance in Abuja on Friday 15th May at the daily briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
She assured that N-Power beneficiaries will get their stipends next week.
It will be recalled the N-Power beneficiaries had been lamenting the delay in the payment of their April stipends and have been calling on the authorities to effect the payment.
Delivering the good news on the expected payment on Friday, the Minister said: “It is in the final stage of payment and by early next week, they will get their payment Insha Allah.”
The N-Power scheme is a social intervention scheme introduced in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as a two-year programme for graduate and non-graduate Nigerians between the ages of 18-35.
The beneficiaries enjoy N30, 000 monthly stipend, and devices during the duration of their stay in the scheme in exchange for services offered including teaching, agric extension services, health, etc.