President Tinubu Takes Decisive Action: Suspends National Social Investment Programme Amid Allegations

Ongoing Investigation Prompts Six-Week Suspension, Ministerial Panel Formed to Address Operational Concerns

In a significant move, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has announced the suspension of all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA). This decision comes in the wake of an ongoing investigation into alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its various programmes.

All four programmes overseen by NSIPA, namely the N-Power Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, and Home Grown School Feeding Programme, have been suspended for an initial period of six weeks. President Tinubu has expressed significant concerns regarding operational lapses and improprieties related to payments to the beneficiaries of these programmes.

To address these issues, President Tinubu has constituted a ministerial panel tasked with conducting a thorough review of the agency’s operations. The panel will make recommendations for necessary reforms within NSIPA to ensure the effective implementation of social intervention programmes.

Throughout the six-week suspension period, all NSIPA-related activities, including distributions, events, payments, collaborations, and registrations, will be frozen.

In a statement, Segun Imohiosen, Director of Information for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, emphasized President Tinubu’s commitment to a swift and unbiased process. The goal is to ensure that social intervention programmes align with their intended purpose, ultimately benefiting the most vulnerable Nigerians.

Stakeholders and the Nigerian public are assured that the administration remains dedicated to fostering a transparent and efficient social intervention system for the well-being of the nation’s citizens. The investigation and subsequent reforms aim to enhance the impact of these programmes on those who need them the most.

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