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FG set to terminate contract of N-Power beneficiaries
The Federal Government has stated it should quickly terminate the contract of first-batch beneficiaries of one of many National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), N-Power, 16 months after expiration.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, while addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, stated her ministry is engaged on “an exit strategy” to that impact.
“N-Power beneficiaries enrolled in 2016 are yet to be exited 16 months after the elapse of their contract; they are supposed to have graduated to a more productive venture. The ministry is currently making efforts to develop an exit strategy, which is non-existent
Farouq stated there must be no trigger for alarm as authorities would pay the month-to-month stipends to beneficiaries of NSIPs within the month of October and November.
She explained that delay was on account of the handing over process from the workplace of the vp in October 2019, and the “technicalities” of the scheme which she wanted to know.
In response to her, “I have received initial briefings from heads of agencies and programmes reporting to the ministry from October 2019. However on account of technicalities involved, the handing over process is still on going.
“The Ministry reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that beneficiaries of all the Social Investment Programmes access interventions designed for them within the stipulated guidelines.
She stated authorities has no plans of discontinue the scheme, as it will “continue to adequately fund them and make sure that they attain the beneficiaries and contact lives positively.”