After initial delays attributed to “technical problems with the payment platform”, members of the National Youth Service Corps across the country have started to receive their allowance for October.
Through the concerted efforts of its technical team, the challenges that arose as a result of the upgrade to the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) have been resolved. Once the needed connectivity was restored, corps members promptly began to receive their payments.
NYSC had, previously in a statement, apologised to corps members for the delay being experienced in the payment to Corps members and assured a resolution was achieved in a couple of days.
In a related development, the delay experienced in the payment of pension benefits by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) was also as a result of “new features introduced on the GIFMIS platform for financial transactions.”
“Management appreciates the patience shown by Corps members in the face of this unforeseen challenge,” the NYSC statement read in part.
“Payment of Corps members’ allowance is a top priority for the Federal Government and the NYSC Scheme, and wish to restate our commitment to the welfare of the youth on national service at all times.”