Beneficiaries of the federal government social investment scheme, Npower have again cried out over the non-payment of their outstanding stipends and other benefits.
The disgruntled beneficiaries who took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to voice their anger on Wednesday blamed Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development for the non-payment of their stipends.
The angry beneficiaries took to the comment section after the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development released a statement on behalf of the Minister on Wednesday evening in commemoration of the 2020 International Youth Day.
The Ministry wrote: “Today as we mark “International Youth Day”, the HM @sadiya_farouq and all of us @FMHDSD
felicitate with Nigerian youth who continue to exhibit innovation & resilience despite the odds stacked against them. You are our future & we celebrate you today & always. #IYD2020.
However, the responses the Ministry got were majorly from N-Power beneficiaries demanding the payment of their outstanding stipends who noted that there is nothing to celebrate if the youths are being denied their entitlements by the government.
Most claim they have not been paid July and June while some others claim what they are owed is more than two months.
See some of their reactions:
Meanwhile, you would recall the Minister for Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed no fewer than five million candidates have applied for the Batch C of the N-Power programme.
She made the disclosure in a statement released by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communication, Mrs Halima Oyelade on Tuesday.
Only 400,000 persons will be selected from the pool of applicants as Batch C beneficiaries of the federal government social intervention scheme.
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