THE Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has debunk the claims by some NPOWER Beneficiary that they have not being paid for three months.
Following the claims, it admonished those with such dibs to show up by forwarding their particulars to the ministry for verification and appropriate action.
The ministry, spokesperson, Rhoda Iliya made it clear that claims of non-payment of stipends to the beneficiaries for three months were not true. Although she didn’t comment on whether the ministry had paid up to May or not.
According to Mrs Iliya rather those making the claims that they were being owed may not be genuine beneficiaries of the social investment programme of the federal government,she also insisted that they should forward their particulars and documents to the ministry for verification.
“We will need the names of the beneficiaries in writing for the Ministry to verify if they have been paid or not,” she said.
Newspaedia recalls that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, had recently, in a statement, said the 500,000 N-Power enrollees across the country should expect to receive bank credit alerts for outstanding payment of their monthly entitlements effective from Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
The development, she had explained, followed the signing of the payment mandate by her after all due processes were concluded in line with the rules guiding the federal government’s public financial expenditures.
Those responsible for processing the payment must do it in line with the necessary rules and regulations to ensure accountability.
“Now that the rules were followed strictly and the process concluded, I was given the assurance that they will start receiving credit alerts from their banks today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020,” she was quoted in the statement released to the media by the Deputy Director of Information in the ministry, Rhoda Iliya.
While some beneficiaries confirmed they were paid, some claimed they have not received any payment from the ministry.