October 14th, 2023
In a significant development, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has successfully recovered funds that had been held by the N-Power consultant for several months. This comes as a glimmer of hope for the N-Power beneficiaries, who have been anxiously awaiting their long-overdue payments.
A Ray of Hope for N-Power Beneficiaries
The news was officially announced by Mr. Akindele, the National Program Manager of N-Power, following a crucial meeting with representatives of N-Power beneficiaries. With a sense of relief and optimism, he conveyed, “The good news is that the funds have been recovered yesterday, and you will be getting your money soon. Payment for N-Power Beneficiaries Batch C, who have been owed for eight months, will begin soon.”
This revelation has brought renewed hope and assurance to the thousands of beneficiaries who have been enduring financial uncertainty during these challenging times.
Dedication to Resolving Irregularities
Mr. Akindele also shared that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu, has been working tirelessly to eliminate irregularities within the N-Power scheme and other social investment programs. These irregularities have caused many citizens to lose faith in the government’s ability to provide social safety nets for its population.
Dr. Betta Edu’s commitment to resolving these issues and delivering on the Renewed Hope Mandate of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unwavering. She recognizes that the success of social investment programs is pivotal to ensuring a better future for Nigerians.
Addressing Past Challenges
The N-Power program has faced several challenges, especially concerning the timely payment of beneficiaries. It was noted that, upon assuming their roles, many beneficiaries did not receive their monthly allowances, and the funds were being held up by the consultant responsible for managing the enrollment and payment system. This consultant’s contract had long expired, causing a significant impediment to the program’s smooth implementation.
Mr. Akindele emphasized the positive news, stating, “The good news is that the money has been recovered, which will now allow for the prompt payment of beneficiaries.”
Restoring Trust and Building a Better Future
The recovery of funds for N-Power beneficiaries marks a significant step forward in the government’s commitment to addressing irregularities within its social investment programs. It demonstrates the dedication of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, under the leadership of Dr. Betta Edu, to fulfill the promises made to the people of Nigeria.
With these critical issues being addressed, beneficiaries can look forward to receiving their long-overdue payments, regaining their trust in the government, and benefiting from the essential social safety nets provided by N-Power.
As Nigeria continues to work towards a brighter and more prosperous future, the recovery of N-Power funds serves as a beacon of hope, proving that the government is dedicated to delivering on its promises and ensuring the well-being of its citizens.