Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the Minister of Youth Development, has explained why NYSC members have not been paid their April allowance, midway into a new month. According to the Special Assistant (media) to the Minister, the late payment is not peculiar to the corps members alone, but many other civil servants are also affected.
“It is not deliberate but as a result of the transition to the new and better secured Integrated Payroll Payment System, as part of Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.” The Special Assistant was quoted.
He promised that all administrative bottlenecks will be resolved by weekend, and the corps members can look forward to their April and May allowances.
Hmmmmm........ My question is this: why did it take them this long to come up with an excuse?????