Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, says her ministry has paid the stipends of N-Power beneficiaries for the month of April 2020.
This was contained in a statement she issued on on Saturday.
Ms Farouk said that the transfers were made to N-Power beneficiaries from Batches A and B after problems with the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform were sorted out.
She said that payments for May are being processed, adding that the ministry is working on streamlining the programme.
“Last week I promised that the stipends would be paid this week. We encountered some delays on the GIFMIS platform but I can now announce that all N-Power beneficiaries from Batch A and B have been paid their April stipends,” she said.
“We are working hard to streamline the programme for greater efficiency and to provide opportunities for more Nigerian youths. Details will be provided as soon May stipend has been paid.”
The N-Power programme was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). The programme, which comes with job training, education and a monthly stipend of N30,000, is targeted at persons aged between 18 and 35.