Federal Government to prosecute saboteurs of Social Investment Programmes

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Mrs. Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, says the Federal Government will prosecute saboteurs of its Social Investment Programmes.

Uwais gave the warning in a statement by Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), yesterday in Abuja.

Uwais said the Federal Government would continue to mainstream the principles of transparency, accountability and probity in the implementation of the SIPs of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

She said efforts were being intensified to track down those bent on sabotaging the SIPs by exploiting beneficiaries for personal gains, or sensationalise untruths to discredit the efforts at uplifting poorer citizens of the country from poverty.

Uwais said NSIO was working with the relevant security agencies to ensure that those found wanting were arrested and prosecuted.

She responded against the backdrop of media reports which quoted her to have accused monarchs and other traditional rulers in the country of collecting bribes from beneficiaries of the SIPs.