Confusion among N-Power beneficiaries as Wema Bank fails to make June payment. The beneficiaries using Wema Bank haven’t received their entitlement for the June month while other beneficiaries using other banks have received their payment. Despite complaints from the beneficiaries, nothing have been done to settle the payment issue.
Both Wema Bank and the N-Power handlers are shifting responsibility to each other. While N-Power, which is under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, refered the unpaid beneficiaries to Wema Bank, the lender said it hasn’t recived N-Power funds from the government run social development programme.
This has left the beneficiaries in a confused state as they don’t know whose to blame for the delay and reason for the delay as other banks have already disbursed N-Power funds to beneficiaries using their bank account. The only beneficiaries left to be paid are the Wema Bank account holders.
Wema Bank told the unpaid beneficiaries to contact their “employer” as “the funds are not with us at the bank.”. In a response to one of the enquiry made by a beneficiary of N-Power, the handlers of the social intervention programme said their “compliant has been made to the appropriate authority. Be patient, payment would be made soon.”
But no payment has been made. During an interview with one of the N-Power benficiaries using Wema Bank, Bright Isaiah told AllNews that, “We have not been paid our June stipend, but they paid other banks.” Isaiah said. He added that, “When we found out that we have not been paid, N-Power told us to go to Wema Bank.”
However, Wema Bank told Isaiah’s colleague who reached out to the financial institution “that the government have not disburse fund to them to pay us. So what we did was, we copied the response of Wema Bank to N-Power, since then, we’ve not gotten any response from N-Power.”