The Federal Government has revealed that the reason behind the delay of paying 3-month stipends of 12, 000 Npower beneficiaries, is due to administrative issues.
This was disclosed by The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who said that the delay in the payment of the 12,000 volunteers to administrative issues.
Umar Farouq, who revealed this during a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said that her ministry was working with the office of the Account General to resolve this issue.
“As far as the ministry is concerned, we have paid N-Power beneficiaries that have been verified and recommended for payment. We have 500,000 N-Power volunteers.
“Those who are claiming that they have not been paid; we are looking into these issues with the Office of the Account General of the Federation.
“We have had issues around migrating from the platform that we used to operate to the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform.
“So, these are the administrative issues that have hindered the payment of some of the volunteers.”
She added that there are about 12,000 of them based on our record and as the conversion was going on the permanent secretary of the ministry is in the office of the accountant general to sort out these issues and once they get the report, they will make it available to all.