N-Power Beneficiaries Increased To One Million, Buhari Approves
The Federal Government of Nigeria has indicated that the number of N-Power beneficiaries have been increased.
In a report by the Vanguard, the Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq made this known at a recent press conference.
In her submission, she said;
“In order to double the scope of the National Social Investment Programmes, Mr. President has graciously approved the expansion of all NSIP programmes, such as the increase of N-Power beneficiaries from 500,000 to 1,000,000, increase of GEEP beneficiaries by 1,000,000 and increase of beneficiaries of Home-Grown School Feeding by 5,000,000.
In championing social inclusion, deliberate efforts were made to capture vulnerable youth and groups which included women, people with special needs, in the expansion of the National Social Register by one million households. Also, in the Economic Sustainability Plan, we have over 1,000,000 urban poor in the National Social Register.
In line with Mr. President’s directive to expand the National Social Register, we have developed a strategy for targeting the urban poor.
This register will use existing databases from the National Communications Commission (NCC), and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) from the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS). Here we are collaborating with the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.”