I Was Awake Until 3am So 400,000 NPower Beneficiaries Can Be Paid Before Christmas – Edu

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Following the conclusion of a verification exercise by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, President Bola Tinubu has directed the immediate payment of the backlog of stipends owed some 400,000 NPower beneficiaries across the country.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, disclosed that the directive made her “stay awake with the NPOWER team till 3 am at the office to ensure NPOWER beneficiaries get paid before Christmas”.

Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity quoted her principal in a statement on Friday as saying that “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.

“Now, I can confirm to you that the payment of NPower beneficiaries has commenced and the evidence is in their bank accounts,” Edu 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.

A beneficiary, Aminu Muhammed from Kano said in a message to the Minister, “Thank you Mr President and the Honourable Minister for fulfilling your promise, I just received my alert.

“The same confirmation of alert receipt came from Sanni Baba in Bauchi, Uche Nnaji from Enugu, Kayode Babatunde in Ibadan and Kolo Nda from Niger state among about 400,000 beneficiaries who successfully went through the verification process and got paid,” the statement read.


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