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Tinubu suspends N-Power, school feeding, others

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

Tinubu said that “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.”

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, explained that the suspension was further to the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes.

According to a statement signed by a Director of Information in the office of the SGF, Segun Imohiosen, and made available to newsmen, Akume said: “All four programmes administered by NSIPA, viz., the N-Power Programme, the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, and the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (the “Programmes”), have been suspended for a period of six weeks in the first instance.”

The SGF further said: “President Bola Tinubu has also raised significant concerns regarding operational lapses and improprieties surrounding payments to the programmes’ beneficiaries.

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“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.”

The statement added that the President assures “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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