5 Months Backlog: GIFMIS To Trigger Alert To 14,200 Volunteers Soon
5 Months Backlog: GIFMIS To Trigger Alert To 14,200 Volunteers Soon: Backlog Stipends for 14,200 Volunteers On the Pipe As December Deadline approaches
No fewer than 14,000 Npower volunteers cutting across both batch A and B are expecting their five (5) months outstanding stipends owed them from March through the month of July 2020
The Federal Government has promised to pay owed volunteers their five months stipends before the year 2020 runs out
Thousands of Exited and unpaid N-power volunteers have been asking serious of questions on issues surrounding backlogs, not paid for five months
Umar Sadiya precisely said, all legitimate claims will be settled before the end of the year
“I consider it necessary to give status update regarding the outstanding arrears of stipend to the 14,200 N-power cohorts from Batch A and B,” –Humanitarian Minister, Madam Sadiya Umar Farouq (2020)
“From the outset, the N-Power programme was designed to run for 24 months
“Out of the 500,000 combined beneficiaries from Batch A and B only 14,200 have 5 months outstanding stipend arrears”
“The delay in the payment of the arrears arose due to platform migration from NIBSS to GIFMIS by the Office of Accountant General of the Federation in March 2020.
“From the consolidated list of beneficiaries we received from the OAGF in September, the 14,200 beneficiaries with arrears of stipend were flagged for receiving monthly payment from other MDAs, particularly from the NYSC.
“It is possible that the 14,200 beneficiaries used their NYSC allowance bank accounts for N-Power and GIFMIS payment platform picked them for double payment.
“We have initiated State verification process with State N-Power Focal Officers.
“The 14,200 affected beneficiaries will present their NYSC certificates for final verification after which we will present an updated list to OAGF to pay off their 5 months arrears.
“All legitimate claims and those on verified list will be paid before the end of the year”.
She said she has signed off payment of both Batch A and B. No longer in jurisdiction but at the office of the Accountant General
Because of the change in payment Platform, it was discovered that some names also appear in other government payment vouchers.
Hopefully, before month ends all beneficiaries should have their payment but no longer at her office.
Luckily, the Federal allocation for the month of November is shared, the Federal account will be funded to settle all the owed 14,000 plus volunteers within next week