Through its spokesperson, Rhoda Iliya, The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has debunked allegations by some N-POWER beneficiaries that they have not been paid for three months.
The Ministry also challenged bearers of such callous rumours with claims of being owed may not be genuine beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government, hence, asked such persons to forward their particulars to the ministry for verification and necessary action.
When asked whether the ministry had paid up to May, Mrs. Illiya declined to comment.
“We will need the names of the beneficiaries in writing for the Ministry to verify if they have been paid or not,” she said.
A statement which could be credited to The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq indicated that as from Tuesday, April 14, 2020, all 500,000 N-Power enrollees across the country should expect to receive bank credit alerts for outstanding payments of their monthly entitlements.
According to her, those responsible for processing the payment must do it in conformity with the necessary rules and regulations to ensure accountability.
“Now that the rules were followed strictly and the process concluded, I was given the assurance that they will start receiving credit alerts from their banks today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020,” she was quoted in the statement released to the Media by the Deputy Director of Information in the ministry, Rhoda Iliya.
The beneficiaries our correspondent spoke to choose to remain anonymous and were divided in attestation.
While some claimed they had been paid up to May, others insisted they were yet to be paid their March entitlements.
Jessica Joseph – Da Scenario