President Tinubu Halts National Social Investment Programme Activities Amidst Misconduct Probe, Including N-Power and Cash Transfer Initiatives

President Tinubu Halts NSIPA Programs Amidst Misconduct Investigation

In a significant development, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly taken the unprecedented step of suspending all programs administered by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA), including the widely known N-Power initiative.

This move stems from an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct in the management of the agency and its various programs.

Scope of Suspended Programmes

The suspension encompasses key social intervention programs, such as the N-Power Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, and the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

Reports emerging on Friday indicate that this initial suspension will endure for a duration of six weeks.

President’s Concerns and Ministerial Panel

President Tinubu expressed significant concerns over operational deficiencies and irregularities in the disbursement of payments to program beneficiaries.

In response to these concerns, the Nigerian leader has established a ministerial panel tasked with conducting a comprehensive review of the agency’s operations.

The primary objective is to identify necessary reforms that will enhance the effectiveness and integrity of the NSIPA.

Comprehensive Suspension Details

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

This measure is intended to provide the panel with the necessary space to conduct a thorough review of the agency’s operations.

Commitment to Social Intervention Programs

The President, through a statement credited to the Director of Information, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, assures stakeholders and Nigerians that the administration remains committed to ensuring a swift and unbiased process.

The objective is to ensure that social intervention programs, once reinstated, work precisely as intended to benefit the most vulnerable Nigerians.

This bold move by President Tinubu underscores the administration’s dedication to transparency, accountability, and the effective implementation of crucial social initiatives.

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