THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HELD A ONE DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR INDEPENDENT MONITORS IN CALABAR WHO WOULD BE ENGAGED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 22, 2021
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development yesterday in Calabar held a one day training workshop for Independent Monitors who would be engaged in the implementation of the various National Social Investment Programmes, NSIP in Cross River State.
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq declared the training open through her representative, Mr Ngene Kingsley Bash, a Special Assistant in the Ministry.
Farouq emphasized the crucial nature of the training and the monitoring duties expected of the monitors and charged them to exhibit patriotism, honesty towards ensuring success of the federal government initiatives.
She explained that the National Social Investment Programmes are anchored in four sub-programmes namely, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, the N-Power Programme, the National Home-grown Feeding Programme as well as the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme.
According to her, these programmes started in 2016, the N-Power Programme for instance has so far taken two batches with plans to increase the number of beneficiaries and eventually meet the presidential target of reducing poverty by one hundred million persons.