The Nigerian Ministry of Labour and Employment says President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of funds to start paying 774,000 Nigerians who have registered for the SPW program.
The Minister of State, Labour & Employment, Festus Keyamo made the announcement on his Twitter account.
He said those who registered for the program would soon start earning money in their bank accounts.
And according to him, Bank Verification Number (BVN), will be used to prevent recipients from earning twice especially those who have registered under two names.
But the minister did not say when the government would start paying the bill.
In January, the Buhari administration launched a program to support 750,000 poor youths amid rising youth unemployment.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon.
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) March 20, 2021
Source: Naija News