Reporter : AMECHI ODO
The Federal Government has appointed Independent Monitors to supervise the implementation of its National Social Investment Programme(NSIP) aimed at lifting about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 2030.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, stated this at the training of the monitors in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
NSIP has four components: N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme.
Hajiya Umar Farouk represented by her Special Assistant incharge of Administration, Chief Kingsley Ngene, explained that the Independent Monitors would help the Federal Government to generate feedback on the successes and failure of the programme.
Ebonyi State Commissioner for Human Capital Development, Mrs. Ann Aligwe, expressed the commitment of the state government to ensure that people of the state continue to be enlisted for various components of Social Investment Programme.
One of the participants said he was impressed with the feedback mechanism being introduced in the programme by the Federal Government.
Radio Nigeria gathered that about 53 Independent Monitors were participating in the training.