By Brendan Umoren
The Federal Government on Wednesday refuted claims that its N-Power programme had been embroiled in corruption.
It argued that it had demonstrated the political will in the execution of the programme that had insulated it from corruption and other forms of sharp practices.
The government said this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office, Justice Bibiye.
Bibiye said, “We are aware that some persons have assumed the role of perpetual pessimists of the social intervention programme following the institution of processes and procedures that frown on selfish tendencies and corrupt practices at the NSIO.
“We, however, owe it a duty to Nigerians to continue to set the records straight whenever naysayers come up with falsehoods to mislead the public.
“We wish to state categorically that there are no N-Power ghost beneficiaries neither is the programme embroiled in corruption as alleged by those who have decided to see nothing good in the scheme.”