The minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has spoken on the issue of N-power beneficiaries over the delay in the payment of their January allowance.
Recall that, N-Power beneficiaries under the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) on Thursday, February 20, had threatened to Ms Hajia Farouq on a nationwide strike over the non-payment of January stipend.
Beneficiaries of the N-Power teaching scheme who made the statement on Thursday, saying the stipend delayed during the present Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, the minister, Sadiya Farouq and commended the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The issue of non-payment of allowances was once again a matter of national discourse after a similar incident occurred in October 2019 when beneficiaries were not paid for three months.
Meanwhile, the Minister appealed to the beneficiaries of the N-Power programme not to embark on nationwide protest over the delay in the payment of their January allowance.
In an interview with TVC News on Friday, Mrs Farouq assured the beneficiaries that the January allowance will be paid soon.
She however blamed the delay on the transfer of data from the Office of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, which was until the creation of her ministry, responsible for the running of the programme.
Mrs Farouq who also spoke on Internally Displaced Persons, said her ministry is doing everything to reach out to displaced families and constantly intervene in their humanitarian needs.
While commenting on alleged corruption practice in the disbursement of relief materials to displaced persons, the minister said although there has not been a formal complaint of such incident, the ministry has read riot acts to the officials and agencies involved.
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