Cross section of Independent Monitors during the training in Kaduna. Photo: Aminu Dalhatu/Radio Nigeria
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has trained 198 Independent Monitors for the National Social Investment Programme in Kaduna State.
Speaking during the commencement of the training in Kaduna, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk said the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) was created by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 with the mandate to lifting citizens out of poverty through a number of Social Interventions.
The Minister, represented by her Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Hajiya Maimuna Idris explained that, the scope of the interventions were large, with about thirteen million citizens across the 36 states and the FCT benefiting from various intervention programmes of the Federal Government.
According Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, the Independent Monitors would 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 the programmes are achieved.
“It is therefore my expectation that you carry out this responsibility with outmost diligence and sincerity. Please be informed that the Ministry will not hesitate to take you off the programme if you are found violating the terms of your engagement. We are also working with security agents, EFCC and the ICPC to monitor these programmes”, the minister said to the Independent Monitors.
She urged the participants to carry out the task with a sense of patriotism and to work towards the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari to lift 100 million Nigerians out of Poverty in the next 10 years.
Kaduna State Director, National Orientation Agency, Galadima Zubairu Soba tasked the Independent Monitors to exhibit patriotism and excellence while discharging their assignment.