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ABIA FOCAL PERSON CHINENYE NWAOGU LEAD THE TERMINATION OF OUR CONTRACTS BY FG !! CONTRACTORS CRY

ABIA FOCAL PERSON CHINENYE NWAOGU LEAD THE TERMINATION OF OUR CONTRACTS BY FG !! CONTRACTORS CRY

The Federal Government of Nigeria have terminated the contracts over cash transfer delays in Abia, and three other States.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation assigned to the PSP.

This is felllowing the report of Abia focal person in the social Investment office, Mr. Chinenye Nwaogu to the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affiars, Desaster management and Social Development not to comply towards paying the vulnerable and indigent persons in Abia State and three other sister states.

The affected states are Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom in the South South; Abia in the South East and Zamfara, in the North West.

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 Minister said that the Federal Government cannot accept delays in the current payment round of N20,000 stipends to beneficiaries in poor and vulnerable households under any excuses in the four states or any other states of the federation.

“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.

Signed

Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

For: Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

April 14th, 2020.

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