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Npower: Sadiya Farouq expresses concern over beneficiaries unpaid stipends

The attention of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have been drawn to the complaint of non-payment of some N-Power volunteers during the payment, with some alleging non-payment for upward of five months.

For the records, the Ministry wishes to state that it had always processed, approved and remit necessary information for payments to the Office of the Accountant–General of the Federation (OAGF) whose responsibility it is to credit the various accounts of the N-Power beneficiaries using the GIFMIS platform as directed by Federal Government of Nigeria.

However, after receiving a complaint of non-payment by some N-Power beneficiaries who did same through the ministry, the OAGF (GIFMIS) officially wrote informing the ministry that out of a total of Five Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Six Hundred (516,600) N-Power beneficiaries data was sent to OAGF for migration in April 2020.

Only a total of Five Hundred and Two Thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty (502,580) data have successfully migrated to the GIFMIS platform, while a total of Fourteen Thousand and Twenty (14,020) N-Power beneficiaries were returned because the N-Power beneficiaries’ account details already exist in other MDAs, which is against the established rule of the N-Power Scheme.

The Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, regrets any inconvenience this might have caused genuine and eligible N-Power beneficiaries just as the OAGF is saddled with the responsibility of filtering out those denied is working assiduously to remedy the situation.

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