Tinubu Suspends National Social Investment Programme, Orders Review

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

Mr. Tinubu also constituted a ministerial panel to conduct a thorough review of the Agency’s operations with a view to recommending necessary reforms of the agency.

The President’s decision was sequel to the ongoing investigation of alleged sleaze in the management of the agency’s fund and its programmes.

Mr. Tinubu has also raised significant concerns regarding operational lapses and improprieties surrounding payments to the Programs’ beneficiaries.

The four (4) Programmes administered by NSIPA are: N- Power Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme and Home Grown School Feeding Programme (the “Programs”) have been suspended for a period of six (6) weeks in the first instance.

During the period of this suspension, all NSIPA-related activities, including but not limited to all distributions, events, payments, collaborations and registrations are now frozen.

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.

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