In a recent interview with News Central TV, Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, confirmed that the federal government is gearing up to launch a revamped structure for the N-Power scheme in December 2023. The primary objective is to settle arrears owed to eligible beneficiaries by January 2024.
Edu emphasized the commitment of the Bola Tinubu administration to thoroughly restructure the N-Power scheme, addressing discrepancies before initiating payments. Despite the disengagement, owed beneficiaries are assured of payment under the new structure.
“We would capture people, put them on the scheme properly, verify them, and then go ahead to pay them,” Edu stated. She urged patience from Nigerians, indicating that the cleanup process would take time, with the new payment structure expected to roll out in January 2024.
The NPower scheme, initiated in 2016, targets key industries such as education, agriculture, health, and tax. The announcement has generated mixed reactions from beneficiaries, with some expressing frustration over delays.
In response to concerns, the NPower scheme assured via its official handle that Minister Edu and Akindele Egbuwalo, the N-Power National Programme Manager, are actively addressing payment issues.
The Bola Tinubu-led federal government aims to rejig the N-Power scheme, expanding its scope to accommodate more participants and ensuring timely stipend payments, according to statements by Minister Edu.
NPower Payment FAQ
Q1: When will the N-Power payments for eligible beneficiaries begin?
A1: Payments are set to effectively begin in January 2024, as announced by Betta Edu, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
Q2: What is the reason behind the delay in payments?
A2: The federal government, under the Bola Tinubu administration, is restructuring the N-Power scheme to address discrepancies before initiating payments to owed beneficiaries.
Q3: What changes can beneficiaries expect in the revamped N-Power structure?
A3: The new structure aims to capture individuals properly, verify their eligibility, and ensure a transparent process before disbursing payments.
Q4: Will disengaged beneficiaries also receive payments?
A4: Yes, according to Minister Edu, disengaged beneficiaries who are owed will be settled under the new payment structure.
Q5: How long will the cleanup process take before payments commence?
A5: The cleanup process is expected to take some time, and the new payment structure is anticipated to roll out in January 2024.
Q6: What industries does the N-Power scheme cover?
A6: The N-Power scheme, initiated in 2016 by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, targets key industries such as education, agriculture, health, and tax.
Q7: Is there any assurance that the payment issues will be resolved?
A7: The N-Power scheme, via its official handle, has assured that Minister Edu and Akindele Egbuwalo, the N-Power National Programme Manager, are actively working to address all payment issues.
Q8: What are the government’s plans to improve the N-Power scheme?
A8: The Bola Tinubu-led federal government plans to rejig the N-Power scheme, expanding its scope to accommodate more participants and ensuring prompt payment of beneficiaries’ stipends.
Please note that the information provided is based on the latest announcements and statements from government officials. Any updates will be communicated through official channels.