The National Social Investments Programme (NSIP) has debunked claims that the new Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, deliberately refused to approve payments for school feeding in four states.
It explained why the payment had been stopped amidst an outcry from the vendors.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investments, Ismaeel Ahmed, in a statement he personally signed on Thursday, said the ministry “needed more time since the SIPs programme has been on transition from the presidency to the new ministry”.
Mr Ahmed’s comments followed reports that the new minister deliberately refused to approve payment for the National Home Grown School Feeding Program for Lagos, Imo, Kogi and Benue states.
The NSIP was set up by President Muhammadu…