Social Investment Ministry Apologises For Late Payment Of Stipends To Npower Beneficiary, Gives Reason

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The Federal Ministry of Social Development, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs has apologised for the delay in payment of stipends to Npower beneficiaries.

Rhoda Iliya, the Assistant Director of information in the ministry known in a statement, in response to the various agitations and complains made about the scheme.

She explained that the minister, Hadjia Sadiya Farouq, regrets and apologises for the unfortunate situation.

Mrs Iliya however, stated that the verification carried out revealed that over 14,000 beneficiaries of N-power are members of staff in other governmental agencies.

She further explained that the ministry has prepared for the payment of genuine beneficiaries and sent to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation where the payment will be made.

Recall that N-power came under heavy criticisms in 2019, when the Cable discovered that some of the beneficiaries connive with officials in their respective places of deployment to avoid being at their duty posts.

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