The federal government of Nigeria has approved the payment of stipends to the exited N-Power beneficiaries.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq made this known in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze.
The Minister said the approval has been given for the payment of the outstanding stipends for the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries.
She added that the approval for payments for up to the month of June 2020 for the two Batches has already been forwarded to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for final checks and payments.
However, she said the only outstanding approval waiting to be forwarded to Accountant-General’s Office is for the payment of July Stipends for batch B beneficiaries.
She explained that about 14,000 beneficiaries that were omitted by the AGF’s Office during the payment from March to June 2020 could be among those rejected by the Government Integrated Financial Management System, GIPMIS due to discrepancies identified with their accounts.
According to the report from the AGF’s office, any beneficiary receiving payment from other government payment platforms will be rejected by the GIPMIS.
The Minister also explained that the Batches A and B N-Power beneficiaries knew from the beginning as they were informed that the programme is for twenty-four months.
She stressed that the incoming Batch C beneficiaries will clearly know the details of their terms of enrollment and exit at the time of entry into the programme to avoid what happened in the case of Batches A and B.
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