Beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power scheme have criticised the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq for traveling abroad for an event while stipends remain unpaid.
The minister is attending the first Organization of Islamic Cooperation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ministerial Conference on Social Development.
The theme of the event is “Ensuring Social Equality and Welfare for All in the Member States: Opportunities and Challenges”.
The ministry Farouq heads now supervises the National Social Investments Programme (NSIPs) which the N-Power scheme is one of.
Graduate beneficiaries are entitled to N30, 000 (around 83 US Dollars) monthly stipend, but they have not been paid since September, 2019. This has left many of them troubled.
The minister’s update on her known social media handle on Monday did not go down well with many of the commenters.
See some reactions below:
Source: Concise News