President Bola Tinubu has approved the suspension of Ms Halima Shehu, as the National Coordinator and CEO of the National Social Investment Program Agency (NSIPA) over allegation of financial malfeasance.
Shehu assumed office in October 2023 following her confirmation by the Senate on October 18, 2023.
Before Halima’s appointment, she worked as the National Coordinator of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme.
She also served with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development between 2017 and 2022.
The National Social Investment Programme is a critical initiative aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting social inclusion across Nigeria.
Meanwhile, President Tinubu approved the appointment of Akindele Egbuwalo, as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).
Egbuwalo was the National N-POWER Program Manager.
The appointment of Egbuwalo, with his background in managing the N-Power Programme, is seen as a strategic move to ensure continuity and expertise in the crucial area of social investment.