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COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by baliyubla: 6:53pm On May 06, 2020
SaharaReporters gathered that the independent monitors are being owed February, March and April 2020 stipends by government.

Independent monitors of the National Social Investment Programme have continued to lament the non-payment of their monthly stipends by the Nigerian Government.

The independent monitors said they had not received stipends for three months, a situation they said had made life difficult for them and their family members.

The team monitors activities and performances of various programmes of the Federal Government under the Social Investment program, N-power, Home Grown School feeding, Tradermoni, Market money, and Conditional Cash Transfer in various states of the country.
SaharaReporters gathered that the independent monitors are being owed February, March and April 2020 stipends by government.

A member of the team in Ondo State, Kehinde Busari, decried the non-payment of their monthly stipends, adding that they have written several letters to get the attention of government without luck.

Busari noted that the failure of government to pay their stipends had made it difficult for them to put food on their tables during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Another monitor, who identified herself as Bose Stella, said the refusal to pay them their three months stipend had taken a toll on her as she had no other means of survival.

She said, “We have a general Whatsapp group platform and I wish you could see how people are complaining and groaning over the non-payment of this money. You know many of us don’t have job and we depend only on this programme to survive.

“For me, I have been using the money received from this programme to feed myself but now they have stopped paying us since three months without an explanation for this.

“We are pleading with the Federal Government to pay us, we are suffering and hungry.”

Also speaking, Mr Abiodun Ogunleye disclosed that the N-SIP independent monitors across the country have been performing their responsibilities since August 2018 when they were inaugurated, wondering why they should owed salaries without any reason given to them.

He said, "We the N-SIP independent monitoring team are yet to receive our February, March, April stipends, and we didn't get our January stipend until few weeks ago.

"Treating us this way is the least we expected from the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and whatever the problem is, we deserve to know."

Findings revealed that issues concerning payment of stipend for the independent monitors began after the Social Investment Programme was moved outside the office of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in October last year moved the N-SIP from the office of the Vice President to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Speaking on the matter, an official of N-SIP said the ministry was already looking into the payment of the independent monitors.

He said, "Although, there are internal issues on ground which we are resolving, we discovered that some of these people were fixed into these schemes by politicians and we need to know who and who are really working."


http://saharareporters.com/2020/05/06/covid-19-members-nsip-monitoring-team-groan-over-unpaid-stipends

Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by maybanks: 7:20pm On May 06, 2020
I Still believe the NSIPs should be moved back to the VP's office. This Humanitarian affairs Minister is grossly incompetent

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Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by okefrancis: 7:23pm On May 06, 2020
Hmmmm,this wasn't like that o when VP osinbajo chaired the NSIP, I will advice the federal government to allow vice president to continue monitor and chair the program
Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by OgundeleTeju: 7:24pm On May 06, 2020
The only solution is for NsIP to be brought back under the Vp
Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by TheRareGem1(f): 7:28pm On May 06, 2020
This new ministry is too big for this woman. Festus keyamo would have run the affairs of this ministry easily
Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by Maxymilliano(m): 7:31pm On May 06, 2020
So they cannot serve Nigeria with all their hearts as dictated by the national pledge ?
Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by Shooyie: 7:33pm On May 06, 2020
The NSIP under the VP was tagged a huge success by all and most especially beneficiaries, who want the VP supervising the program again.
Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by Zeemam: 7:52pm On May 06, 2020
NSIP should be move back to the VP'S office
Re: COVID-19: Members Of NSIP Monitoring Team Groan Over Unpaid Stipends by Deputy1111(m): 8:11pm On May 06, 2020
When it was under Osinbajo, people complained, now under another ministry. I hope you have seen the difference. Is NSIP still vote buying?

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