By Orjime Moses, Abuja
The honorable minister of finance and national planning, Hajia Zainab Hamed has said that the funds for Npower and NSIP have been released to the new ministry in charge for disbursement.
The Ministry, when asked why Npower stipend hasn’t been paid, said, ‘ I can speak from the point of view of the finance ministry. We have released the fund and I think the ministry in charge should be in the process of payment.”
The honorable minister stated that all the funds needed to pay beneficiaries of the Npower programme and the NSIP have been released to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development headed by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.
The Minister disclosed that “We have released fund for Npower long before now, and the fund is with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, it is left for the minister in charge to make payment as at when due.”