The administrators of the federal government social intervention scheme, N-Power have revealed why some beneficiaries have not received their March, April and May Stipends.
N-Power disclosed in a statement on Wednesday that the accounts of such affected beneficiaries had been flagged by the GIFMIS platform.
It however added that those in charge are working to resolve the mix up noting that it is no one’s fault.
“For those whose accounts are owed the March, April and May stipends, your accounts were flagged by the GIFMIS platform for several reasons.”
“The Ministry is working hard to resolve this. It is no one’s fault.”
“We acknowledge the hardship the non-payment of stipends have caused,” it wrote.
For those whose accounts are owed the March, April and May stipends, your accounts were flagged by the GIFMIS platform for several reasons.
The Ministry is working hard to resolve this. It is no one’s fault.
We acknowledge the hardship the non-payment of stipends have caused.
— N-Power (@npower_ng) June 10, 2020
It will be recalled N-Power had earlier told beneficiaries yet to receive their March and April stipends to follow three simple steps in order to get paid.
The statement/instruction reads:
“If you are yet to be paid your March & April stipends, follow the instructions listed carefully.”
1. Send ONE email to email@example.com
2. Title the email – Unpaid March and April
3. Email should include
a. State of Residence
d. NPVN no
Meanwhile, Naija News understands there is palpable anxiety among N-Power beneficiaries over the next step the federal government may take on one the scheme.
There are fears that the government may decide to bring an end to the tenure of about 500,000 beneficiaries currently engaged in the scheme.
The N-Power scheme has enrolled 500,000 beneficiaries thus far – 200,000 from Batch A which started in September 2016 and 300,000 from Batch B which kicked off in August 2018. Each batch is expected to be in the system for only two years (24 months) according to the original design of the scheme. Batch A beneficiaries have spent over 40 months.
Both batches are still working in the system and earning benefits, but have been experiencing frequent delays before the payments are effected.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq recently disclosed plans by the federal government to streamline the N-Power scheme.
The Minister noted that the streamline will be done in order to provide greater efficiency in the scheme and provide more opportunities for Nigerians.
Hajia Farouq disclosed that details of the streamlining activities will be revealed after May stipend has been paid to beneficiaries.
Nigerians are still expecting clarification on what the government means by its ‘streamlining.’