150 trained to monitor FG social investment programme in Anambra

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) has trained 150 independent monitors in Anambra State that will monitor activities of National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in all the 181 communities in the state.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the training which took place in Awka, on Friday, was aimed at equipping the trainees on what to look out for in the monitoring of these NSIP activities.

These include N-Power, National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT) and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).

In a speech during the training, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, represented by the Director, Planning and Research in the ministry, Mr Raph Obi, said the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari was to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.

She urged the trainees to carry out their assigned duties with diligence and sincerity as violators would be prosecuted by the Directorate of State Services (DSS), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Commending the programme, the state focal person of NSIP, Mrs Chinwe Iwuchukwu, who was represented by  the state coordinator, operations and coordinating office of NSIP, Mr Bede Okoli,.

She said the programme had been running effectively in the state, adding that about 8,313 persons  are benefiting in CCT (in the 6 pilot LGAs), 25,070 had been enrolled in the remaining 15 local government areas, 126,958 pupils are being fed a meal a day in public primary Schools (primary 1-3).

Mrs Iwuchukwu noted that 14,689 N-Power beneficiaries just exited the programme in July 2020 and 185,254 households of the poorest and vulnerable were enlisted in the state social register for any intervention programmes.

Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Anambra State, Mr Charles Nwoji, who also spoke at the event, applauded the Federal Government for engaging the monitors as it would ensure transparency and fairness in NSIP implementation.

 

 

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Infections, Recoveries, Deaths Dropped Last Week

Nigeria recorded a slight reduction in the number of COVID-19 infections, recoveries and deaths last week, Tribune Online analysis shows.

Last week (February 14 to 20), 5,849 new cases were reported in the country, the lowest in seven weeks.

The last time Nigeria recorded such a low figure was in the December 27 to January 2 week, when it reported 5,681 cases…

FG Owes Varsity Workers Over N150bn Earned Allowances

The Federal Government is owing the university workers, under the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU), over N150 billion earned allowances…Senate screens service chiefs designate

You might also like
Comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More