The N-Power programme indefinitely, the federal government announced on Saturday.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, who made the announcement on TVC programme said It the decision was a result of some irregularities within the scheme.
She said an investigation has been launched into the utilization of funds since the program began.
She said some of the beneficiaries are not found in their place of assignments yet they expect monthly stipends.
Ms Edu said some of the beneficiaries ought to have exited the program since 2022 but are still on the payroll.
The minister said, “We must go back to look into N-Power and understand what the problems are so we will basically suspend the programe for now until we are done with proper investigation into the utilization of fund into the N-Power program.
“We want to know how many persons are basically on the program right now, how many persons are owed, amount they are owed. We are totally restructuring the N-Power and expanding it.
“There are lots going on. We met people who are supposed to have exited the program since last year and they are still on claiming that they are still teaching.
“Sometimes we contact the school or the places where they are working and they are not there. They are not working yet they keep claiming that they are being owed eight or nine months stipends. About 80 percent of them are not working yet they are claiming salaries.”