President Tinubu Suspends Social Investment Programs

We are pleased to inform you that President Bola Tinubu has taken decisive action by suspending several vital social investment programs in Nigeria. This move comes in the wake of ongoing investigations into alleged mismanagement and financial irregularities within the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

What Programs are Affected?

The suspension affects all four programs under the purview of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA):

1. N-Power Programme: Providing training and stipends to young Nigerians in various skills.

2. Conditional Cash Transfer Programme: Offering financial assistance to vulnerable households.

3. Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme: Supporting micro-businesses and entrepreneurs.

4. Home Grown School Feeding Programme: Providing meals to schoolchildren in public primary schools.

Why the Suspension?

President Tinubu’s decision stems from ongoing investigations into alleged mismanagement and financial irregularities within NSIPA and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development overseeing the agency. Key concerns include:

1. Alleged Malfeasance: Investigations are probing large sums of money within the ministry, raising suspicions of corruption and misuse of funds.

2. Operational Lapses: The President identified issues with program operations, including payment delays and inconsistencies in beneficiary selection.

3. Improprieties: Concerns have been raised about unfair practices and favoritism in program operations.

What Happens Next?

1. All NSIPA activities, including payments, distributions, events, and registrations, are on hold for an initial six weeks.

2. President Tinubu has assembled a committee of ministers to thoroughly review NSIPA’s operations and recommend necessary reforms.

3. Investigations into alleged financial wrongdoing within the ministry and NSIPA are still ongoing, with potential further developments expected.

Implications for Beneficiaries

1. Recipients of all four programs will not receive their regular stipends or payments during the suspension.

2. The exact resumption date and whether missed payments will be retroactively compensated remain unclear.

3. Beneficiaries are advised to monitor official government channels and credible news sources for updates on the investigation and program status.


  • The CEO of NSIPA and the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs were previously suspended in connection with the ongoing investigation.
  • The suspended programs play a vital role in supporting millions of Nigerians, raising concerns about their impact on beneficiaries and the wider economy.
  •  There is a public demand for transparency and accountability regarding the alleged misuse of funds and lapses in program management.


The suspension of these social investment programs raises serious concerns about mismanagement, demanding swift and transparent resolution. As beneficiaries face uncertainty, staying informed becomes pivotal, hoping for a prompt resolution that prioritizes their needs and ensures effective and ethical program delivery.

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