18 July 2018

Nigeria: Amnesty Office Gives Reasons for Delay in Payment

In response to concerns raised by some beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme undergoing educational programmes in various universities across the country, on the delay in the payment of their In-Training Allowances (ITA) for the months of April, May and June, 2018, the Amnesty Office has made clarifications on the issue.

In a statement signed by Head Media, Amnesty Office, Murphy Ganagana, the office expressed regret over the delay of the payment, which it ascribed to bureaucracy, while assuring of prompt payment of the allowance to affected beneficiaries in the days to come.

"We are deeply concerned over our inability to pay our students studying onshore their allowances for the past three months, and wish to state that the delay was caused by some unforeseen circumstances that bordered on bureaucracy.

"The Amnesty Office is pleased to notify the affected beneficiaries that the processing of payment for their outstanding ITA has reached advanced stage and payment would be made as soon as possible," part of the statement reads.

The office clarified "that fresh (100 level) students whose deployments were made in March 2018, shall not benefit from the payments being processed as the procedure for their deployment is under investigation by relevant authorities".


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