NPower Update: Why NPower Beneficiaries Are Yet To Get Stipends – FG.. Several NPower beneficiaries have not been paid their stipends because their accounts have already been accepted by the payment portal, said the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Rhoda Iliya, deputy director of information at the ministry, announced in a statement on Thursday that NPower’s 14,020 beneficiaries have current accounts on other agencies’ payroll.
Iliya confirmed that the federation’s accountant general is working to address the pending payments made to legitimate and competent NPower beneficiaries.
“The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development’s attention has been drawn to the allegation that some N-Power beneficiaries had not been paid during the last exercise, with some claiming that they had not been paid for upward of four months,” she said.
“For the records, the Ministry wishes to state that it had always processed, approved and remitted 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 GIFMIS platform as directed by FGN.
“However, after receiving complaint of non-payment by some 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 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) beneficiaries were returned because the beneficiaries’ account details already exist in other MDAs, which is against the established rule of the N-Power programme. This is verifiable.
“The Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, regrets any inconvenience this might have caused genuine and eligible beneficiaries just as the OAGF saddled with the responsibility of filtering out those denied is working assiduously to remedy the situation.”