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N-Power: FG approves outstanding payment to exited beneficiaries

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Federal Government has approved the payment of stipends to the exited N-Power Batches A and B beneficiaries under the National Social Investment Programmes.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze revealed that “The approval for payments for up to the month of June 2020 for the two (2) Batches has already been forwarded to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) for final checks and payments.

The humanitarian minister noted that about 14,000 beneficiaries that were omitted by the AGFs office during the payment from March to June 2020 could be among those rejected by the GIPMIS payment platform due to discrepancies identified with their accounts as conveyed to the ministry by the AGF’s office, PUNCH reported

“The only outstanding approval waiting to be forwarded to Accountant-General’s Office is for the payment of July Stipends for batch B beneficiaries”.

The Ministry, however, noted 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 GIPMIS payment platform due to discrepancies identified with their accounts as conveyed to the ministry by the AGF’s office.

Umar-Farouq noted that “based on the report from the AGFs office, any beneficiary receiving payment from other government payment platforms would be rejected by the Government Integrated Financial Management System. Hence their payment will be withheld”.

She futher added that the ministry “has requested for details of those affected and the reasons for their rejection from AGF’s Office and has promised to communicate that to the affected beneficiaries. However, if the rejection was done in error, those affected should be rest assured that they will be paid all that is due to them as soon as the error is rectified by the AGF’s office”.

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