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N-Power gets new name, date for payment of outstanding allowances revealed

The Federal government has announced that the payment of the eight-month backlog to N-Power beneficiaries will commence in November.

President Bola Tinubu-led administration also renamed the scheme to Renewed Hope Job Creation Programme (RHJCP).

The National Programme Manager of N-Power, Akindele Egbuwalo made this known on Monday, October 16, adding that it will be done in installments.

According to a statement by the national communication manager of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA), Jamaluddeen Kabir, Egbuwalo revealed this during a meeting with some N-Power beneficiaries.

He also said the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation had recovered some funds from the existing payment service providers.

Akindele explained: “The good news is that the funds have been recovered and you will be getting your money soon. Payment for N-Power Beneficiaries Batch C who have been owed for eight months will begin soon.

“These irregularities have made the common man to lose faith in the ability of Government to provide social safety cover for its population but Dr Betta Edu is engaging all necessary steps to resolve these issues and deliver the Renewed Hope Mandate of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Nigerians.

“Many irregularities which hitherto had sabotaged the smooth implementation of the Program are being addressed.

“It would be recalled that on assumption of duty it was noted that many beneficiaries did not receive payment for their monthly allowances while monies were being held up by the consultant managing the enrollment and payment system whose contract had long expired.”