Exited volunteers of the Npower Programme will not get their pay this week 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 talk show, disclosed that she has signed off payment of 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
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, and with ease
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 newly 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.
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