Nigeria says it has trained over 5,000 Independent Monitors to access implementation of the various National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).

This was disclosed by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and Social Development in Kaduna during the training of 198 of the Monitors.

She said that the essence of the training was for the monitors to keep an eye on the national investment programmes of the Federal Government. She was represented by her Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Maymunah Idris.

The minister said that the independent Monitors will be assigned to monitor programme beneficiaries within their locality in schools, households, and market clusters with the focus of ensuring that the primary objectives of these programmes are achieved.

She said- “National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) were created by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 with the mandate of lifting citizens out of poverty through a number of social interventions which include the Job Creation Programme NPOWER, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT), and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP)”.

“The training is to get the Monitors acquainted with schedule of duties, the Ministry will ensure you continue to receive regular training and guidance for effective monitoring within the Communities you are assigned.”

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