Pay our Stipends! N-power Beneficiaries and Independent Monitors cry out, threatens Nationwide Protest

The Beneficiaries  and the Independent Monitors of the popular N-power program, one of the National Social Investment Programs of the present administration, have lamented the deaf ears given to their unpaid stipends of many months.

Reacting on the comment section of a weekly activity update by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on their Twitter handle, many of the beneficiaries and the Independent monitors have decried the perilous situation emerging from non-payment of their Stipends.

Many of the N-power Beneficiaries bombarded the comment section with pitiable complaints of non payment of their July Stipends while some Beneficiaries and Independent Monitors lamented on the deafness of the Humanitarian Ministry over the payment of their Stipends from the month of March, 2020.

The Humanitarian Ministry had in July, 2020 turned off the comment section of their Twitter handle following the incessant cry of the N-power Beneficiaries and the Independent Monitors who had expressed excruciating agony of their disengagement from the program and denial of their unpaid Stipends.

The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, had on 27th August, 2020 through a Press Statement signed by her Media Special Assistant, Nneka Anibueze, stated that her Ministry had signed for payment of the July Stipends of the N-power Beneficiaries while noting that reconciliation was on going for the thousands of the Beneficiaries whose accounts were flagged by the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) sever for having their BVN tied to accounts already on the Government Payment Platform.

The Beneficiaries of the N-power Program had wondered why their stipend had remained unpaid since it has been signed and cleared for payment, alleging that it may be a strategy by the Humanitarian Ministry to deny them their unpaid Stipends.

The N-power Beneficiaries have in comments through their Social handles threatened to stage a Nationwide protest should their Stipends remain unpaid and the Transition Program uneffected till October 1st, 2020.

The Beneficiaries have vowed not to be subdued by Media promises and would not relent in their agitation until their plights are met as promised.

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