Tinubu suspends all cash handout programmes

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The Federal Government on Friday announced the suspension of all cash handout and so-called poverty alleviation programmes operated by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).

Director of information, Segun Imohiosen, in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation announced this on Friday.

Imohiosen said in a statement that this is further to the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes.

The statement said, “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 (6) weeks in the first instance.

“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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