Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has approved the payment of outstanding stipends to the exiting Batch A and B N-Power beneficiaries.
In a statement, by her Special Adviser on Media, Ms. Nneka Anibeze, the approval for the payments has been forwarded to the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) for final checks and payment.
The approval for payments for up to the month of June 2020 for the two (2) Batches has already been forwarded to the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGFs) for final checks and payments. The only outstanding approval waiting to be forwarded to Accountant-General’s Office is for the payment of July Stipends for batch B beneficiaries it stated.
According to the statement, a report from the AGF’s Office says, any beneficiary receiving payment from other government payment platforms will be rejected by the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIPMIS) and their payment withheld. It, however, assured that the Ministry will assist affected beneficiaries if the rejection was done in error.
It advised, the exited beneficiaries to exercise patience while the Minister engage various Ministries, Departments and Agencies including the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure that the eligible exited beneficiaries are transited to government progammes or even employment were available and assured that adequate plans are on to avoid mistakes made in the past as it set to enroll new batch.
In this regard, “we have directed Focal Persons of NSIPs (National Social Investment Programme) in all the states to submit an updated list and details of the exited N-Power beneficiaries that are interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry”.