Federal Government has reacted over the delay in the payment of N-Power beneficiaries.
In her reaction, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development, reportedly said the delay was as a result of handing and taking over process of the programme.
She further noted that the delay was also connected to lack of proper exit plan for beneficiaries that enrolled in 2016, adding that the ministry was making efforts to develop an exit plan which was not in existence.
However, Farouq, assured N-Power beneficiaries that the money owed them would be paid upon conclusion of the handing over and taking over process.
She reiterated that the Federal Government will continue to fund its Social Investment Programmes and ensure that it touches lives positively.
Recall that N-Power is part of the government National Social Intervention Programme (NSIP) which commenced in 2015 with the initial 200,000 graduates and another 300,000 volunteers were also added in 2017, giving a total of 500,000 beneficiaries.