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FG Pays, 9066 N-Power Beneficiaries 5months Arrears

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development have commenced the final payment of the arrears on the few outstanding allowances of Batches A and B N-Power volunteers. In a statement signed by the permanent Secretary Mal. Bashir Nura Alkali says the accounts of 14,021 volunteers were flagged in March 2020 by the Federal Government payment system.

The Ministry carried out a detailed investigation in collaboration with relevant government MDAs and so far the accounts of 9,066 volunteers who were cleared for final payment.

The statement added that 5 months’ allowance arrears of volunteers are currently being paid while the remaining 4,955 is withheld pending the conclusion of further investigation.

Contrary to some insinuations in the public domain, this process according to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs is a clear demonstration of the Ministry’s resolve to address this unfortunate incidence in a transparent manner for accountability and to forestall its future occurrence.

The statement added that investigation carried out by the Ministry is in the best interest of the Country and has the major goal of institutionalizing the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and ensuring its efficient management in line with Mr. President’s resolve to ensure transparency and accountability in its implementation at all times.

The Ministry regrets the delays experienced in concluding this process and assures the public that transparency and accountability cannot be compromised in all its activities.

HOLINA ADEJOH

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