Npower CBN LOAN/5 Months Stipend: Update of the Meeting between FG and NA

Update of the meeting between the leadership of National Assembly and other stakeholders

 In attendance were:

 Deputy Speaker, HOR

 Minority leader, HOR

 Chief whip, HOR,

 Chairman and Deputy chairman, House committee on welfare services

A rep from Ministry of FMHSD


A Rep from Ministry of finance,

A Rep From DG Budget,

A Rep From Permanent Secretaries FMF

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The meeting was a follow up meeting to the visit of the Hon Speaker HOR on the NEXIT plans where issues of agitations as contained in the MOA signed with federal government were discussed.

 These issues included;

NEXIT CBN Offer for 2016 to 2017 Enrollee To be captured in the supplementary budget.

Budget to be passed before June end 2021-The meeting noted that the discussion on this has started and that the follow-up meeting was planned for next week.

Owed stipends;

 It was noted that 8900 disengaged volunteers were not paid.

 Payment of Stipend for batch C1 will be captured by GIFMIS

 It was noted that batch C will be paid via GIFMIS platform and not REMITA, this was the same platform that flags the accounts of more than 14200 batch A and B volunteers, but measures will be put in place to checkmate future reoccurrence

However, the NASIMS raised the issue of unpaid 142000 enrollees for batch A and b where most volunteers are yet to be paid for five months. After clarification from the Minister of Finance and DG Budget who confirmed the receipt of the list of all the 500,000 on GIFMIS, it was concluded that FG is not owing enrollee of batch A and B,

 Timely Payment of Batch C stipend

 The FG presented a budget of about 500 Billion for 2021 Npower batch C programme

The Minister of finance was mandated to make sure the money is available in the supplementary budget

Payment of arrears To 8900 Unpaid Enrollee

 About 8900 enrollees are affected and payment will be made as soon as budget is passed

 NO Devices for incoming batch C

 This has been suspended. A circular regarding this will be issued by NASIMS as Batch C is on boarded



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