FG Suspends National Social Investment Programme Amid Corruption Scandal

The Federal Government has halted all activities of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) pending outcome of the investigations by the EFCC.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).

This is coming on the heels of the ongoing investigation into the alleged corruption and mismanagement in the agency and its programmes.

A statement released on Friday by the office of the Director of Information in the office to Secretary to the Government revealed that all four (4) Programmes administered by the NSIPA have all been effectively suspended for six (6) weeks pending outcome of investigations.

The programmes include; N- Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme and Home Grown School Feeding Programme

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Part of the statement reads:

”President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has also raised significant concerns regarding operational lapses and improprieties surrounding payments to the Programs’ beneficiaries.”

“He has therefore constituted a ministerial panel to conduct a thorough review of the Agency’s operations with a view to recommending necessary reforms of the NSIPA.

“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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