President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Wednesday night directed the commencement of the payment of the backlog of stipends owed to NPOWER beneficiaries.
The payment commencement followed a painstaking verification exercise initiated and concluded by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Announcing the release of funds Wednesday night, Nigeria’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty, Dr Betta Edu, said it was indeed a renewed hope for the Nigerian youths for the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The Minister pointed out that President Tinubu’s interest in Nigerian youths was evidenced by the numerous policies and programmes of his administration largely tailored toward providing opportunities for them.
“I stayed awake with the NPOWER team till 3 am at the office to ensure NPOWER beneficiaries get paid before Christmas in line with the directive of the President.
“Now, I can confirm to you the payment of NPower beneficiaries has commenced and the evidence is in their bank accounts”, the Minister said.
She wished the beneficiaries who have been waiting this long due to the painstaking process of the verification exercise, a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year with their loved ones.