By Frank Ulom
Hope arises for the Federal Government’s initiative, N-Power Batch C2 beneficiaries as payments for the months of October, November and December 2022 are set to commence this week.
This was made known in a statement on Sunday by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq.
In the statement, Umar-Farouq said the delay in payment was due to some unforeseen challenges and technical difficulties.
The Minister assured that all outstanding stipends for graduate and non-graduate beneficiaries will be paid this week, urging the beneficiaries to continue to serve the nation in their places of assignment (PPA).
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“Regarding the payment of your stipends for the months of October, November and December 2022, please note that it is due to unavoidable and unforeseen challenges, including technical processes and the end of fiscal year mopping up of funds that have resulted in the delay.
“However, I am pleased to inform you that significant progress has been made in addressing these issues, and funds will be released within the week.
“Be assured that all outstanding stipends for graduate and non-graduate beneficiaries will be paid shortly.
“Your plight, particularly in these trying times matters greatly and is well understood.
“We, therefore, urge you to continue serving our dear nation in your places of primary assignment, and in the case of non-graduates, be receiving your training, with calm understanding while we deploy all efforts to resolve this delay”, the statement read.