N-Power beneficiaries to get April stipend next week, says Minister

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The Federal Government has assured enrollees of the N-Power programme their April stipend will be paid next week.

The 500,000 N-Power enrollees across the country have been clamouring for their April payment since the announcement of the lockdown in some states owing to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq who gave the assurance said the payment process was at the final stage.

Speaking on Friday at the daily briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Farouq said: “It is in the final stage of payment and by early next week, they will get their payment Insha Allah.”

N-Power Programme is a job creation and skills empowerment programme of the Federal Government, designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become a practical solution providers in their communities, enabling them to become innovative players in the domestic and global markets.

The programme is for young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 and they are paid the sum of N30,000 monthly allowance.

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