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NSIPA’s Fraud Scandal: Tinubu Orders Suspension Of N-Power, Cash Transfer, Other Schemes



President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has ordered the immediate suspension of all administered programmes by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) following corruption scandal rocking the agency.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of Information, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, on Friday.

The development, the statement explained, is further to the ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance in the management of the agency and its programmes.

The statement reads in part: “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 (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.”


Imohiosen disclosed that the President assured 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.