The Federal Government has revealed Why Npower beneficiaries have not been paid.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, made this known in a statement, saying it did not pay 14,020 NPower Enrollees in the concluded batches of Npower programme because the affected beneficiaries’ account details were found to be already existing in other ministries, departments, and agencies. The government which noted that the actions of the enrollees were against the established rule of the N-Power programme, regretted that the development affected some real and eligible beneficiaries.
Social media reports that management of Npower is looking into the irregularities with Beneficiaries pay in order to solve them soon.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, in a statement through its Deputy Director, Press, Rhoda Iliya, reacted following complaints lodged by some beneficiaries who claimed they did not receive their stipends running up to four months before the end of the just-concluded batches.
“The Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, regrets any inconvenience this might have caused genuine and eligible beneficiaries just as the Office of the Accountant General, saddled with the responsibility of the filtering out those denied is working assiduously to remedy the situation,” the statement said.
“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 NPower beneficiaries during the last exercise, with some alleging non-payment for upward of four 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 beneficiaries using the Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System, GIFMIS platform as directed by the Federal Government of Nigeria,” .