N-Power, a social investment programme arm of the Federal Government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed when beneficiaries will get their outstanding benefits.
The beneficiaries have been assured they will “receive credit alerts for outstanding payments of their monthly entitlement starting from today 14th of April 2020.”
Sofo News reports that the delay in payment of the stipend to the N-Power beneficiaries has become an issue of concern to the beneficiaries who have taken to social media to lament the delay.
The beneficiaries will start smiling to the bank soon based on the assurance given which was also emphasized in a tweet on Tuesday 14 April 2020 by Bashir Ahmed, the personal assistant on new media to President Buhari.
“The 500,000-strong N-Power enrollees throughout the country should expect to receive credit alerts for outstanding payments of their monthly entitlement from today, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajia Umar Farouq have disclosed in a statement.”Bashir Ahmaad
This news is coming at a critical time that people are looking towards the heavens for help in the country and it will bring smiles to the faces of the affected individuals entitled to this payment.
While reacting to the news, some Twitter user voiced their opinions blaming the agencies responsible for the disbursement of the payment for delaying it till now. One Aremu Ridwan said,
As much as I commend this development, I still condemn the delayed payment of N-Power beneficiaries’ stipends. It’s good that President Buhari moved the Social Investment project to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs (@FMHDSD) but the minister, Hajia Sadiya Farouq hasn’t done well since assuming office. Why the delay all time?Aremu Ridwan has said.
A user with handle, @THEPREACHER247 said,
My concern now is that…what’s the government role for those company’s that will not be able to pay their staff and those that will lay off workers. These people are paying their taxes to this government. What’s their rewards when no paycheck is coming this month Mr. President.
Adekunke in his own response wants the federal government to apologize along with the dibsursement. He said,
This should come with an apology and ever since there is a shift in the management of beneficiaries from the capable hands of the VP it has been a different story entirely.
In other news, the Federal government moved the ministry in charge of the N-Power from the Vice president about some months ago and the move had caused outrage from many Nigerians. Since then, N-Power beneficiaries have been sidelined to their fate until now.
We hope this payment will continue to flow in succession.