Tinubu suspends NSIPA, raises ministerial panel to review operations

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).

This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Segun Imohiosen.

The statement indicated that the NSIP was suspended in furtherance to the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes.

“All four 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,” the statement read in part.

It added that the president also raised concerns regarding the operational lapses and improprieties surrounding payments to beneficiaries, and constituted a ministerial panel to conduct a thorough review of the Agency’s operations with a view to recommending necessary reforms.

“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,” the statement read further.