President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday suspended all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) across the country.
The suspension is coming weeks after the suspension of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA), Halima Shehu.
The Director Information, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, confirmed the suspension in a statement in Abuja.
He said the president’s decision was in view of the “ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes.”
It read : “All four (4) Programmes administered by NSIPA, viz; 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 weeks in the first instance.”
According to the statement, the President also constituted a ministerial panel to conduct a thorough review of the agency’s operations to recommend necessary reforms of the NSIPA.
President Tinubu assured stakeholders and all Nigerians that his administration remains committed to a swift and unbiased process that will ensure that, going forward, social intervention programmes would work exactly as intended, to the benefit of the most vulnerable Nigerians.
In the meantime, all NSIPA-related activities, including but not limited to all distributions, events, payments, collaborations and registrations are now frozen. (vitalnewsngr.com)