The federal government has commenced the payment of outstanding allowances to fourteen thousand, twenty-one N-Power enrollees in the first and second batches, otherwise known as batches A and B.
According to the federal government, the development followed the overcoming of payment system challenges faced by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, which had resulted to the arrears.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mr. Bashir Alkali on behalf of the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, explained that, the accounts of these fourteen thousand, twenty-one volunteers were flagged in March 2020 by the Federal Government payment system, the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System for various reasons.
These reasons, the statement explained, included “but not limited to: beneficiaries having multiple accounts, and beneficiaries account receiving other payments such as salaries and allowances from multiple Federal Government Ministries, Department and Agencies on permanent employment or for participating in other schemes.
The Ministry regrets the delays experienced in concluding this process, but assures the public that transparency and accountability cannot be compromised in all its activities.