Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has once more assured N-Power beneficiaries that they will “have something to fall back on” once they are exited from the scheme, Concise News reports.
In an interview published on Daily Trust’s website on Saturday, Minister Farouq asked beneficiaries not to panic.
“I don’t know the reason for the fear,” she said.
“N-Power is a government programme aimed at supporting our teeming unemployed youths.
“We started with the first batch in 2016, who were supposed to exit in 2020, but because of plans not being in place, the tenure was extended.
“So, they knew from the onset that it’s not a programme that will be there for life.
“Government wanted them to earn a living, and we want to believe that most of them that are wise must have saved out of the stipend they are being paid monthly.