Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq, said exited Batch A and B Npower beneficiaries should exercise more patience and await the result of her efforts as discussions are ongoing to ensure that exited and eligible N-Power beneficiaries are absorbed into government programmes.

This was contain in a statement on Thursday by her Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Nneka Anibeze.

The statement said that they have directed Focal Persons of National Social Investment Programmes in the states to submit an updated list of the exited N-Power beneficiaries that are interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry.

Meanwhile, approval has been given for the payment of the outstanding stipends for the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries.

The approval for payments for up to the month of June, 2020 for the two Batches has already been forwarded to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for final checks and payments.

The Minister also explained that the Batches A and B N-Power beneficiaries knew from the beginning as they were informed that the programme was for 24 months.

It could be recalled that National Coordinator, N-power Youths Congress NYC, Comrade Joseph Enam Magar, demanded for the payment or offsetting of their outstanding allowances of N30, 000 for Batch A since June 2016 and Batch B since July 2019; being 4 and 2 years respectively.

It could be recalled that NPOWR Youth Congress under the leadership of Joseph Enam Magar addressing journalist in Maiduguri has appeals to federal government to consider their flight as Nigerian citizens and law abiding youths who were energetics and hardworking.

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