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FG Reveal Why They Are Yet To Pay People in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Zamfara

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FG Reveal Why They Are Yet To Pay People in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Zamfara the COVID-19 intervention fund.

The federal government in a statement by the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has revealed why they are yet to pay people in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Zamfara the COVID-19 intervention fund.

She blamed it on the contractors who were told to disburse the funds for the delay. The contracts of the two Payment Service Providers (PSP) where also terminated by the federal governmnet for not paying residents in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Zamfara state.

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Sadiya Umar Farouq said, “The immediate termination of the contract would be with the guidance of the World Bank, and a new procurement process launched using World Bank procurement guidelines to ensure that payments commence in the affected states on or before April 28, 2020.”

“The failure of any payment service providers to meet their contractual agreement is unacceptable. The Federal Government through the Ministry cannot allow contractors to derail the immediate Conditional cash transfers to the poor and the vulnerable,” the Minister added.

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