President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has taken decisive action by suspending all programs administered by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA). The suspension comes amid an ongoing investigation into alleged malfeasance within the agency and its various initiatives.
The four major programs under NSIPA’s purview, namely the N-Power Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, and Home Grown School Feeding Programme, will be halted for an initial period of six weeks. President Tinubu has cited concerns about operational lapses and improprieties related to payments made to the beneficiaries of these programs.
To address these issues, President Tinubu has established a ministerial panel tasked with conducting a comprehensive review of NSIPA’s operations. The primary objective is to identify and recommend necessary reforms for the agency.
Throughout the suspension period, all NSIPA-related activities, including distributions, events, payments, collaborations, and registrations, will be put on hold. The freeze is intended to facilitate an unbiased and thorough assessment of the agency’s functioning.
President Tinubu has emphasized his administration’s unwavering commitment to ensuring a swift and impartial process. The ultimate goal is to restructure social intervention programs to effectively benefit the most vulnerable Nigerians. Stakeholders and the general public are assured that these measures are aimed at enhancing the efficiency and transparency of NSIPA’s initiatives in the future.