In a latest interview on NTA, the Minister expressed the real situation of the mystery behind payment delay and the Exit of 2016 to a permanent job.
“Let me make it very clear, due to the processes involved, beneficiaries should expect delay in payment every month” “Next plan is to exit 2016 batch in to a permanent Job” – Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, from the Nigerian Television Authority
The battered Hajiya Umar Sadiya Farouq blamed verification process in the ministry as the main cause of the delay, citing lots of verification procedure that must be followed before payment is triggered
Npower beneficiaries must now know the reasons behind delays; beneficiaries should expect delay in payment every month. It is not a norm, the processes are just too cumbersome.
All measures MUST be adhered to before payment is made, which might intrude into the next month, thereby delaying payment, this is a situation I can’t help but monitor strictly.
In her words, she said, “Let me make it very clear, due to the processes involved, beneficiaries should expect delay in payment every month”
This means that, beneficiaries should not be expectant at month end, rather wait till the middle of the next month, before getting the earned stipend of the past month
However, she similarly said, some beneficiaries have not received their March stipend, let it not troubles your heart, we are aware of that, kindly be patient as the ministry is currently working on it the minister added.
In a twist of event, there may likely be permanency of Batch A, 2016 set, as the minister said, her next plan is to exit 2016 batch in to a permanent Job
We don’t know how long the covid-19 will last, but what we do know is that, after the pandemic, the exit of Batch A into a permanent job is our next plan, the minister added.