The federal government has given reasons for owing about 12,000 N-Power beneficiaries their three- month stipends.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, speaking on Monday during the briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said verified volunteers got their payments.
However, She said 12,000 volunteers are yet to be paid due to some issues that are already being attended to.
In her words: “As far as the ministry is concerned, we have paid N-Power beneficiaries that have been verified and recommended for payment. We have 500,000 N-Power volunteers.
“Those who are claiming that they have not been paid we are looking into these issues with the Office of the Account General of the Federation.
“We have had issues around migrating from the platform that we used to operate to the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform. So, these are the administrative issues that have hindered the payment of some of the volunteers.
“There are about 12,000 of them based on our record and, as I am speaking with you, the permanent secretary of the ministry is in the office of the accountant general to sort out these issues and once we get the report, we will make it available to all.”