Bola Tinubu Forms High-Level Panel to Transform Social Investment Programmes Agency Post-Suspension

Bola Tinubu Forms High-Level Panel to Transform Social Investment Programmes Agency Post-Suspension

Presidential Directive: Special Panel Instituted to Overhaul Social Investment Programmes

In a significant move, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken measures to address the challenges facing the Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA) by instituting a special presidential panel.

This development follows a six-week suspension of all programmes administered by the agency due to an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.

Announcement by Presidential Spokesperson

The announcement of this pivotal development was communicated through a statement issued on Saturday by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

The suspension of NSIPA programs was previously reported as an outcome of investigations into purported mismanagement within the agency and its programs.

Comprehensive Review and Audit

The special panel, spearheaded by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, will play a central role in conducting an immediate and thorough review and audit.

The focus is on the existing financial frameworks and policy guidelines governing social investment programs.

The objective is to implement a comprehensive re-engineering of the financial architecture of these programs, accompanied by detailed modifications to enhance the procedures guiding their implementation in the future.

Composition of the Special Presidential Panel

President Tinubu has assembled a high-profile and diverse panel to lead this reform effort.

The Special Presidential Panel comprises ministers representing strategic sectors, ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach to the revitalization of social investment programs.

Notable members include the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, the Honourable Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, the Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation, the Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, and the Honourable Minister of State for Youth.

Objectives and Anticipated Impact

President Tinubu, through this initiative, aims to restore public confidence in the social investment programs that have faced challenges over the years.

The expectation is that the Special Presidential Panel will usher in a new era of operation characterized by open and accountable governance frameworks.

The ultimate goal is to create a system impervious to abuse and incompetence, exclusively benefiting disadvantaged households across the nation.

This comprehensive reform is positioned to mark a significant turning point in the trajectory of social investment initiatives in the country.

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