The Nigerian government has begun the payment of N20,000 monthly stipend to 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works Programme. The development was revealed by Festus Keyamo (SAN), Minister of State, Labour, and Employment, who said the NDE has begun the partial payment of Special Public Work Programme stipends to the revealed number of Nigerians.
It was said that many workers had earlier complained about the delay of their payment which the government has promised to the mismatch Bank Verification Number (BVN) and other data supplied by the workers. he also revealed that those using a verified Access Bank account for payment will receive their stipends from the National Directorate Employment as payment has started.
According to the Minster, he said that the Federal Government is waiting for other banks like Zenith, UBA, FCMB, Fidelity, Heritage, and Yobe Micro-finance Banks to solve all issues concerning everyone's accounts before the commencement of payment. The sum of N20,000 is been allocated to each of the beneficiaries as their payment of Special Public Work Programme stipends.
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