SPW Update :FG to Begin Second Tranche of Payment to 774000 SPW Participants
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On April 17, 2021, the federal government started the partial payment to beneficiaries of the programme.
Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, ordered a scrutiny of participants’ accounts before payments.
He said this led to the discovery of some accounts not matching bank verification number (BVNs), multiple accounts bearing a single BVN, non-existent BVNs.
The SPW is a federal government initiative that kicked off in April 2020 as part of the fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to engage 774,000 unemployed youth in a short-term employment programme across Nigeria.
In March 2021, Keyamo said Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the release of funds for payment of the 774,000 beneficiaries of the SPW programme
Keyamo further explained that in a bid to eliminate fraud, directives were given to commercial banks to investigate the issue before commencing payments.
He said the National Directorates of Employment (NDE) started payments in April to accounts with Access Bank as it was the only institution that responded with accounts verified for payments.
Keyamo confirmed the payment via his twitter handle said some workers under the programme were having issues about their payments from two banks, which he did not mention.
“Those who have not received payments from two banks will be paid in due time. Until the two banks fulfill the mandate we gave them to ensure the credibility of the accounts and to make sure we eliminate fraud; until that is approved by us, the CBN will not credit those accounts,” he said.
“We want to appeal to everyone, especially those who have not received their first tranche from those two banks, that they will be paid, and everybody will be duly paid before the second tranche begins. And the second tranche will begin soon.
“We don’t want to make errors in haste, especially for me. This is a programme put under my care by Mr. President. I want to make sure that it is fraud-free. That is why I am ensuring that all indices of fraud are eliminated in those accounts before they are credited.”
Firstly, Confirm from your colleagues or other beneficiaries if they have received theirs.
Then, go to your bank and confirm if you were paid but did not get the alert. You can get statement of your account if you wish. You can do this, maybe around 7th of new month, that is after confirming from others that you are maybe the only one not paid. Or reconfirm if you were truly employed by FG 774000 Special Public Works and if really you’ve done your documentation, and bank linking in your state designated bank
The monthly salary for each of the 774000 Special Public Works Workers in each Local Government Area is N20,000
Participants in the federal government’s Special Public Works Program complained about their unpaid benefits three months after the initiative began.
Many of them express their grieve on Twitter about the delay in payment of N-20,000 monthly salary by the Minister of Labor and Employment, Festus Kimo (SAN).
SPW is an ad hoc program aimed at providing public work for 7 months to 7,477,000 artisans in 7,477 council provinces across the country.
The program was initiated on 5 January and the first group of beneficiaries have completed their work without receiving payment.
Report has it that the chairman, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had ordered the release of funds for the stipend on March 20, but this directive has not been implemented.
Some participants harassed Chemo on Twitter, questioning the delay.
A Dabgadi Junior, tweeted: “What’s up with SPW? So far, we have not been paid and we have successfully completed our work. Honorable Minister we need clarification as to why we have not been paid and to start disbursement before the fast (Ramadan).
Abdul Baki tweeted: “People are hungry about giving stipends. Please track these people’s payments quickly. 774,000 people are eagerly waiting for their payment and they don’t even have the phone to deliver on their time Is. When you are hungry, remember people who work hungry without their authority. ”
Yusuf Mohammed Olavayui asked: “Mr. Honorable Minister, what happened to our SPW stipend? You have already published that we will start receiving alerts from the beginning of April. ”
But Abubakar Phikpo, acting director general of the National Employment Directorate, said: “We are still in the process; We have identified some gaps here and there. We want to verify the BVN of the participants. That is why we are working with banks.