Npower Stipend: Volunteers Quarrel minister’s claim of April payment
Npower Stipend: Volunteers Quarrel minister’s claim of April payment: In a new wave of protest, anxiety and names calling, npower volunteers via face book, twitter have come out to tell the world of the lies of Mrs Umar Sadiya
Apparently, a handful of Npower volunteers received their March and April stipends, yet no news of relief is coming from the government. see https://myeduproject.com.ng/npower-permanency-movedrop-your-signature-as-bill-goes-next-reading
The Battered minister boasted last week to have paid volunteers their outstanding stipends, her words are yet to yield fruit as volunteers now see her as a “lying machine”, not to be trusted
In this perilous covid-19 pandemic, volunteers were left to surfer more, even when their stipend is due,
Umar Sadiya Farouq, the head of the Npower programme and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has boasted to have paid all April’s stipends to Npower beneficiaries
Currently, many beneficiaries are yet to receive their bank alerts, as payment is still ongoing. see https://myeduproject.com.ng/fmards-survey-form-with-bvn-go-ahead-and-reapply-npower
Sadiya Umar, the honorable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, admit having developed challenges with the GIFMIS platform, hence the delay
“We encountered some delays on the GIFMIS platform, but I can now announce that all N-Power beneficiaries from Batch A and B have been paid their April stipends.”
“I have heard a lot of my colleagues getting their own stipend as of Saturday, but I have not received,” an N-Power beneficiary from Adamawa State told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. “Also, I know many others who are yet to receive the payment.”
The beneficiary asked not to be named because of fear of possible victimisation.
Volunteers Quarrel minister’s claim of April payment
“I am just confused why all these are happening now, I’m a batch A volunteer and we had never experienced such in the past.
“They (humanitarian ministry) didn’t pay September and October 2019 stipends until November 2019. and November was paid on the 11th December 2019. Fortunately, they paid December stipends in the same December.
“Also they paid January stipend around 23 and 24 February, while the February stipend in March and March stipends was paid in April,” the beneficiary said.
Many Twitter users joined in rejecting the minister’s claim of payments.
Not all of us have seen it abeg, for many of us it’s just audio 💰 😂— Nicholas Michael (@Nicholasunique) May 23, 2020
Nobody from anywhere received anything. They are liars!!— summer body crooner🇳🇬 (@ChibuezeNwosu2) May 23, 2020
Now only God knows when May stipend is coming— Luqmern Yerqub✌️💯 (@YLuqmern) May 23, 2020
Nobody From Katsina State Received The Stipend— Abdullahi Hassan (@KtnAbdallah) May 23, 2020
Still waiting for my March and April [email protected]— Onyi Globest (@SampsonGlory) May 23, 2020
Also, following a post on the verified Facebook page of N-Power asking, Have you started receiving your stipends?” on Saturday, many beneficiaries said beneficiaries were yet to be paid.
Nelson Confidence on Facebook said “No. You people are just joking with volunteers, but don’t forget that some of us are in the field working as health workers risking our lives in this pandemic period and the encouragement we could get from a mother is to seize our little stipend. God is watching.”
Emannuel Ajefu said, “Not yet. It’s high time you guys start(ed) giving us a concrete explanation as to the cause of the delay in payment since the creation of the new ministry.”
Jude Opara also said “So N-Power your body has reduced to telling lies about a fake payment going on. Shame on you and your government. Can u imagine that no one has witnessed any payment and the Minister went on air to announce she is done with April payment. Big shame on all of you.”
The complaints continued on Monday by many N-Power beneficiaries on social media. see https://myeduproject.com.ng/npower-fmard-releases-names-of-shortlisted-volunteers-next-is-test
In reaction, a spokesperson to the minister, Salisu Danbatta, said “Let them give you their account details for follow up and finding solutions. In the alternative, they should go to the appropriate officers they have been dealing with to lodge their complaints. That is the procedure.”