Tinubu Directs Swift Payment of Outstanding Stipends to 400,000 NPower Beneficiaries

President Tinubu Orders Payment Of 9-Months Stipends Of Over 400,000 NPOWER Beneficiaries Across Nigeria.

President Bola Tinubu has ordered the prompt payment of the outstanding stipends owed to NPower beneficiaries nationwide.

This directive came after a thorough verification process led by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The NPower program, a brainchild of the Nigerian government, has been instrumental in addressing unemployment and poverty by providing job opportunities, skills development, and empowerment initiatives for Nigerian youths. This laudable initiative spans various sectors, including education, agriculture, health, and technology, aiming to equip beneficiaries with relevant skills that enhance their employability and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

President Bola Tinubu’s directive to ensure the swift payment of outstanding stipends is a significant stride towards acknowledging the importance of timely financial support for the NPower beneficiaries. These stipends often serve as a lifeline for many individuals and families, enabling them to meet basic needs while actively participating in the program’s skill development activities.

The decision to initiate the payment process only after a thorough verification process led by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation demonstrates a commitment to accountability and transparency. Verifying the authenticity of beneficiaries helps prevent fraud, ensures that funds are allocated to those who genuinely need them, and enhances the overall effectiveness of social intervention programs.

The prompt payment of stipends is not merely a financial transaction; it is a statement of commitment to the well-being and progress of the beneficiaries. Timely disbursement of funds allows NPower participants to focus on their training and skill development without the added burden of financial uncertainty. It promotes a positive cycle where empowered individuals can contribute meaningfully to their communities and, by extension, the nation.

The announcement of the president’s directive, received on Wednesday night, has sparked jubilation among more than 400,000 beneficiaries across the country.

Mr. Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Friday: “Announcing the release of funds, Minister of 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 that 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.

President Bola Tinubu’s directive to promptly pay the outstanding stipends to 400,000 NPower beneficiaries is a positive and impactful move that reaffirms the government’s commitment to social welfare and poverty alleviation. This action goes beyond a financial transaction; it is a testament to the belief that empowering individuals through timely support contributes to a more prosperous and resilient society. As the NPower program continues to evolve, it remains a beacon of hope for Nigerian youths seeking opportunities for skill development and employment. The leadership’s dedication to accountability and transparency in the disbursement process sets a standard for effective governance in social intervention initiatives. Moving forward, it is imperative to build on these successes, address challenges, and seize opportunities to create lasting positive change in the lives of the Nigerian people.

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