Team Ask President Buhari To Remove Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs Due To Unpaid Monthly Stipend

Independent monitors of the National Social Investment Programme have requested for the sack of Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.

The team made the demand on Saturday while communicating their unfairness following the refusal of the minister to pay their piled up monthly stipends.

It was made known that the NSIP provides young Nigerians with vocational training and education and also allowing them to receive monthly allowance of N30,000 from the Federal Government.

The independent monitors superintends different programmes of government under the Social Investment Program.

Some of them reveal that despite the appleas and letters written to the minister, she had refused to nullify their March and April stipends while the stipend for march has not been reimbursed.  

One of the recipient of the scheme, told our correspondent that the NSIP was his full time job as a degree holder and that he had been facing different challenges paying his bills since he stopped receiving his regular stipend.

He also said that he and other monitors had been performing their duties duly and still 70% have not been paid their piled up stipend by the minister.

One of the beneficiaries also said, “I heard that she has plans to streamline the scheme probably to shortlist some persons from payment and I feel this is not the best"

“We are left with no other choice than to passionately appeal to President Buhari to take Mrs Sadiya Umar Farouq back to where he brought her from before she knock down the program."

We couldn't reach the Special Adviser on Media to the minister for comment, Salisu Na’inna Danbatta. 

However, an official of the ministry said that that the issue was already being addressed.

It was gathered that issues concerning payment of stipend for the scheme began after the Social Investment Programme was taken out of the office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, by President Buhari last October and taken to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.


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