Federal Government to clear nine months N-Power arrears from November
Written by Idongesit Atakpa on October 17, 2023
Federal Government has announced its readiness to commence the payment of nine months backlogs to N-Power beneficiaries who are on the programme beginning from November.
It announced this yesterday through the N-Power National Programme Manager, Akindele Egbuwalo, who made this known during a meeting with some N-Power beneficiaries at his office in Abuja.
Egbuwalo in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, stated that the main purpose for the temporary suspension of the programme was to address all matters directly affecting beneficiaries.
He stated that as a result of the temporary suspension of the programme for thorough restructuring and forensic audit, funds had been recovered from the existing payment service providers.
Egbulawo confirmed that the N-Power programme would be continued as the Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme under the supervision of the Humanitarian Minister.
The Programmes Manager equally assured Beneficiaries that the scheme would be expanded to target five million recipients in five years, where one million youths would be absorbed each year under the graduate and non-graduate stream.