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I have not been paid December salary, WHY?
Some Npower successful applicants had received their December stipend since December 30, 2016, while some other applicants were paid early this year.
Yet some applicants from two or three states are yet to be paid.
In some states where applicants have been paid, some are yet to be paid due to some factors.
Here are the 12 Factors that are responsible for delay in Npower December Salary
(1) Late update of applicants’ profile
Last year after Npower created a platform exclusively for those that made the first batch list of 200,000 successful applicants.
The platform was dubbed Npower Volunteers Network, NPVN.
Subsequently, applicants were directed to update their profile, including their account details.
While some successful applicants got the information on time, some others got it late.
If you are among those who updated your bank account details late December, or after Npower Team has collated bank account details of applicants, then you might experience late in payment or your December salary might be delayed.
(2) Conflict in applicant’s BVN and his account name
In a situation whereby you use your personal name, then use your husband’s account number and his BVN you will definitely experience delay. And if you didn’t make move to rectify the problem, you might not be paid.
The essence of BVN is to discover disparity in account number or similarities in fingerprint in cases of multiple accounts.
In a situation whereby you use Adek Musi during Npower application process, then you have Ghus Agbe as bank account details in your NPVN bank account details, then your payment will be withheld.
(3) Civil servant who applied for Npower
Reliable information at our disposal says some local government officials applied for npower and they made the first batch list.
These people already have BVN in place forgetting that Npower has been designed in alliance with BVN in such a way to detect those who are already in Federal, State, or Local Government payroll.
So if you fall under this category, you may have to forget your payment, unless you have other “dubious” means of manipulating the system.
(4) Failure to verify
Updating of your NPVN portal isn’t just the parameter for payment. You must also have been verified. If you didn’t participate in the verification exercise, but updated your bank account details on NPVN portal, you might not be paid.
The essence of the Npower verification was to cut, or reduce ghost-workers, which is one of the problems of government’s jobs.
State focal officer are in charge of collating names of verified applicants and forwarding such to Abuja for onward payment.
In a situation whereby you’re not verified, and your account is updated, you will not be paid.
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(5) Did verification, but failed to update NPVN portal
Another obvious reason why you’re still not paid is your failure, after verification, to update your NPVN account details.
NPower team can’t pay into non-existing account. Verification isn’t enough for you to be paid, your account must have been correctly updated.
(6) Wrong BVN
If your BVN is not correct, you won’t be paid, or your payment might be delayed unless it’s corrected.
For now, you can’t edit your profile because the edit button has been removed temporarily for security reasons.
(7) Wrong account number
Even if your BVN does exist, but your account number isn’t correct you might experience delay in Npower payment until that discrepancy is resolved.
(8) Delay from your banks
A research carried out by our team shows that some banks are still withholding Npower payment.
Some of these banks include, but not limited to, First Bank, EcoBank, UBA, and Unity Bank.
We can’t reliably say what is holding the concerned banks from disbursing the money to those it’s meant.
For instance, none of the Npower applicants in Ipetu-Ijesa, Oriade LGA, have been paid at the time of putting this research work together.
Most of the affected applicants use First Bank because it’s the only bank in that town.
(9) Failure to follow npower instructions
Details involved in updating NPVN profile contain sensitive information. It’s advisable for successful applicants to personally update their NPVN portal, but some disobeyed the instruction.
They gave their details out to cyber café attendants to do it on their behalf. In the process, when mistakes were not made in BVN, they were made in account number.
At the end they complain they are not paid. But some of them later confessed that someone else handled the entire process on their behalf.
It was December salary, which was never expected by more than 50% of applicants, which made applicants to take the programme seriously.
(10) Late verification and deployment
Media aid to the acting president, Mr. Laolu Akande, emphatically says those who were verified and deployed by December would receive December salary.
State like Lagos had delay in verification. While some states had completed verification, deployment, and got their December stipend, applicants from Lagos state knew nothing about when and where the verification would hold.
Verification was carried out in Lagos State towards the end of January, 2017.
If the clarification made by Laolu Akande is implemented, Lagos Npower applicants might not be paid for December salary unless there is high power delegation from Lagos State Government to plead on behalf of the applicants since it wasn’t the applicants fault.
(11) Multiple NPVN accounts
Don’t be surprised. Some had their names shortlisted twice, but were detected during payment. Similarity in BVN, or conflict in accounts number/BVN is also one of the reasons why you’re yet to be paid.
(12) Late submission of verified list by Focal Officer in your state
Another likely reason why your npower salary could be pending is the failure of your state focal officer to forward the verified list to Abuja for onward processing of your stipend by the Finance Unit of the programme.
Whatever the reasons are, there will always be solution to any issue. For now, the applicant support number of npower is ineffective, no one can specifically explain why such a huge project like Npower cannot have phone numbers in place for applicants to verbally express their concerns.
However, you can still submit your complaints via the facebook page of npower.
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Solution to late Npower December Salary
If any of the reasons explained above applies to you (apart from civil servants), a platform has been created on Npower Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/npowerng for your payment to be effected.
State you problem in the following order:
Date of verification:
Programme you applied for: