Stipend & Backlogs: Volunteers to Celebrate 60th Independence without Pay
In less than 24 hours to the nation’s 60th diamond independence anniversary celebration, Nigeria Will be marking 60 years of freedom come first October
Similarly, volunteers of the Npower programme will also join the rest of the nation to mark the 60th independence anniversary
But Volunteers of the Npower program will celebrate the 60th Independence without Pay
Exited volunteers of the Npower Programme will not get their pay any time soon, as the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation is yet to approve payment
Sadiya Umar, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has already forwarded Batch B’s July stipend to the Accountant-General’s Office for payment of July Stipends
The office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGFs) is conducting final checks and payments; this will take some time to pay all the 14,000 volunteers rejected by GIFMIS
Sadiya in a talkshow disclosed that, she has signed off payment of both Batch B, and that payment is no longer in her 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 the month of August ends, all beneficiaries should have their payment
But the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation is still working on payment protocols, to allow all owed and exited volunteers to be paid at once
Volunteers are advised to exercise more patient, in no distant time, within the month of September, this issue would have been resolved
This is because of complains rising from GIFMIS rejection of over 14,000 genuine volunteers, who have suffered months without payment must be sorted out,
Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the new appointed Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Hon Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq made this known few days ago in Abuja
“Until her appointment, Nneka Ikem was the Acting Director, Sports and Outside Broadcasts Directorate of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
She also served as SA Media and Publicity to the immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Selcap Dalung.
See the Press Statement, Mrs. Nneka Ikem Anibeze released …………………………
The new SA to Sadiya Umar assured volunteers of speedy payment of backlogs to over 14,000 volunteers rejected by GIFMIS.
Immediately the payment protocols are solved and done, all exited volunteers would receive their earned stipends and backlogs, SA added