Faith Yahaya, Abuja
The Federal Government has explained why beneficiaries of N-Power programme across the country have not been paid their stipends in the last two months.
N-Power is one of the national Social Investment Programme (SIP) designed by the present administration to reduce the growing rate of poverty, unemployment and social insecurity.
According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the delay is because the handing and taking over process is yet to be concluded.
The minister also explained that the delay is not unconnected to lack of proper exit plan for beneficiaries that enrolled in 2016 despite expiration of their contract.
Moving forward, the minister noted that the ministry was making efforts to develop exit plan which was not in existent.
She however assured that the money owed would be paid to beneficiaries upon conclusion of the handing over and taking over process, adding that government…