President Tinubu Suspends all National Social Investment Programmes

President Bola Tinubu, has suspended all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).

This decision contained in a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) is in furtherance of the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes.

The statement signed by the Director Information at OSGF, Segun Imohiosen suspended all four (4) Programmes administered by NSIPA, including N-Power Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme and Home Grown School Feeding Programme have been suspended for a period of six (6) weeks in the first instance.

“President Tinubu has also raised significant concerns regarding operational lapses and improprieties surrounding payments to the Programmes’ beneficiaries. He has therefore constituted a ministerial panel to conduct a thorough review of the Agency’s operations with a view to recommend necessary reforms of the NSIPA,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, all NSIPA-related activities, including but not limited to distributions, events, payments, collaborations and registrations have been frozen for the period of this suspension.

“The President wishes to assure the stakeholders and all Nigerians that his administration remains committed to a swift and unbiased process that will ensure that, going forward, social intervention programmes will work exactly as intended, to the benefit of the most vulnerable Nigerians,” the statement noted.

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