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Jubilation as President Tinubu pays NPOWER beneficiaries arrears



It was jubilation among the NPOWER beneficiaries across the country as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday night commenced the payment of the backlog of the NPOWER program.

The payment commencement followed a painstaking verification exercise initiated and concluded by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Announcing the release of funds Wednesday night, Nigeria’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty, Dr. Betta Edu, said it was indeed a renewed hope for the Nigerian youths during the Christmas and New Year celebration.

Edu said President Tinubu’s interest in Nigerian youths is evidenced by the numerous policies and programs of his administration largely tailored toward providing opportunities for them.

She wishes the beneficiaries who went through the painstaking process of the verification exercise, a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year with their loved ones.

“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 the payment of NPower Beneficiaries has commenced and the evidence is in their account Merry Christmas”, the Minister said.

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 Obi from Enugu, Kayode Babatunde in Ibadan, and Kolo Nda from Niger amongst about 400,000 beneficiaries who successfully went through the verification process and got paid.

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