The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq flagged off the Onboarding of 5000 independent Monitors for the various National Social Investment Programmes. (NSIP) at the NAF Conference Centre Abuja yesterday and we thought it will be nice if we share five things to know about the NSIP Independent Monitors.
The social investment programme is a flagship programme of the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and is meant to support the vulnerable citizens in the Society. Read also FG To Open Survivalfund Guaranteed Off Take Category 9th February, 2021
Below are five things to know about the NSIP Independent Monitors:
1) The Independent Monitors will monitor the NSIP Programmes at the community level. They 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.
2) The Independent Monitors will be closely supervised by officials of the Ministry and their activities will also be monitored by the Ministry and other stakeholders at the state level”.
3) The independent Monitors are to carry out their responsibility with utmost diligence and sincerity and must adhere to the rules of engagement. The Ministry will not hesitate to take an independent monitor off the Programme if found violating the terms of engagement. The Ministry is also working with security agents, EFCC and the ICPC to monitor these programmes. If you are found engaging in any form of malpractice or fraud, you will be handed over to them for investigation and prosecution.
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4) They are expected to monitor and report on the implementation of the Social investment Programmes at the State level on a regular basis including the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), N-Power, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme.
5) The onboarding of 5000 independent monitors will strengthen the implementation of the National Social Investment Programme in Nigeria as well as provide data for evidence-based decision making.