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Suspension of NSIP causes untold hardship, Reps tell FG

The House of Representatives has submitted that the suspension and the halting of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) had caused untold hardship for vulnerable groups in the country.

 

The House therefore urged the Federal Government to hasten investigation on the alleged misappropriation of public funds against Dr Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

The call followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Rep. Billy Osawaru (APC-Edo) during plenary in Abuja on Wednesday.

Presenting the motion, Osawaru said the problem could lead to a rise in poverty and social unrest which would impact negatively on the overall stability and development of the country.

The House, there, urged the federal government to either conclude the investigation on Edu or direct another minister to supervise the implementation of the programme.

Recall, Edu was alleged to have misappropriated funds from the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and was subsequently suspended by President Bola Tinubu.

 

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