School Feeding Programme -Minister assures cooks of payment

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs - Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, assured cooks engaged in the National Home grown School Feeding Programme (NHSFP), that they would soon be paid.

Reacting to complaints of delayed payment by cooks in some states of the Federation, including Zamfara, the Minister said that the delayed payment arose from migrating the payment process from Remita to the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS).

The Minister explained further in a press release that, the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) is an IT-based system being implemented by the Federal Government to enhance accountability and transparency in public financial management.

The Minister noted that the aggregators in the programme had been paid along with the cooks that were captured by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

With the conclusion of migration to GIFMIS, all pending payments would be effected within days, the news release indicated.

Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
Assistant Director Information