Breaking: NASIMS announces PAUSE of October Payment, gives reason for the decision

The National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS) said it has paused payment of October Stipend to beneficiaries of the Batch C Npower Programme. 

Breaking the news on Wednesday, NASIMS stated that it has paused the Stipend payment to the Npower beneficiaries in order to sort out challenges which have resulted in some Npower beneficiaries Bank Accounts not being credited.

The Npower Management however noted that it will recommence the payment of the October Stipend to all unpaid beneficiaries within a shortest space of time.

"Dear Npower Batch C1 Graduate Beneficiaries,


"In our quest to ensure Beneficiaries are paid at once, we adopted Bulk payment approach which was PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL resulting to some accounts getting credited and some not, due to network instability. 

"As a result, October payment were paused to get the challenge sorted out. Payment for the said month to all concern shall RECOMMENCE at shortest possible time. Please bear with us", NASIMS stated.

The Payment of the October Stipend has entered its 6 day since its commencement on   31st December, 2021.

The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk has restated her ministry's resolve to clear the outstanding Stipends of October, November and December, owed to the 510,000 Stream 1 beneficiaries of the Batch C Npower Programme. 

NASIMS has also disclosed that it has reinitiated payment of September Stipend to all unpaid beneficiaries which would commence in no distant time.

Stating the situations which has hampered the payment of Stipends to the Npower beneficiaries in a report, NASIMS identified network glitches as the major impediment to the payment of the Batch C Npower beneficiaries' Stipends.

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