FG Explains Reasons For Delay In N-Power Payment Of Some Volunteers

The federal government has absolved itself and the various
state governments, particularly the coordinators of its youth
employment scheme, N-Power, of responsibilities over the
non payments of some oof the volunteers of the programme
in the state.

Making the clarifications at the weekend, a Senior Special
Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mr. Afolabi
Imoukhuede, said that the few persons who were yet to be
paid were still having issues bothering particularly on
irregularities in their bank details, especially the Bank
Verificationh Number (BVN).

The presidential aide, particularly noted that in Delta state,
out of the 7,149 volunteers who were engaged in the
programme, 5,916 were beirng paid as at May, this year,
adding that 857 others were just cleared and paid last week.

He explained that while others were still having issues
relating to their BVN as their accounts could not be verified
by the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), 140 of
the volunteers in the state do not have record of bank
accounts, hence, they could not be paid.

While urging those affected to go and rectify their BVN
challenges, the Presidential aide held that the programme is
already growing in leaps and bounds as according to him,
the current ongoing recruitment has attained a major
milestone by reaching 1.1 million graduate applicants within
one week.