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Minister charges SIP monitors on dedication

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Abubakar, has charged independent monitors from Jigawa State, trained under the National Social Intervention Programme (NSIP), to be dedicated to their jobs.

She spoke at the presentation of engagement letters and distribution of tablets to trained monitors in Dutse. Represented by an Assistant Director in the ministry, Aminu Bello, she warned the trainees never to re-assign their duties to a third party. She enjoined them to articulate only the registration of genuine beneficiaries within their areas of coverage.

On the programme, the minister stated: “We welcome you all to the flag-off of the distribution of engagement letters and tablets to trained independent monitors of NSIP. We are also launching the Social Investment Management Information System (SIMIS) application today.

“NSIP was created by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to lift citizens out of poverty through a number of social interventions, including the job creation programme – N-Power, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).”

The programmes, implemented in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), she added, were moved to her ministry when it was created in 2019. On February 4, 2021, about 5,000 independent monitors were trained in Abuja for NSIP.

“First batch of the training was carried out from February 17 to 27, 2021 in 36 states and the FCT. A mop up training was organised zonally from March 25 to April 1, 2021 to provide the monitors that missed the initial training another opportunity.

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