Udom cautions against corruption in N-SIP
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has cautioned against graft that might sabotage the success of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP) in the state.
He gave the warning in Uyo, the state capital, yesterday when the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development distributed letters and tablets to 62 trained independent monitors in the state.
Udom, who was represented by the N-SIP focal person in the state, Godwin Akpan, urged the independent monitors to ensure that the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), School Feeding Programme and N-Power, among others work in the state.
The governor, who commended the Federal Government for the programmes, said they were aimed at taking Nigerians out of poverty, adding: “The FG means well for Nigerians hence you must carry out the assignment with a high degree of sincerity and integrity. You must, therefore, eschew corruption and not ask for bribes.”
“Your assignment is humanitarian in nature and will not attract so many financial benefits, but the state government will do all it can within available resources to support you in carrying out your assignment successfully,” he said.
Earlier, the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs. Sadiya Farouq, appealed to the independent monitors to work diligently to deliver the objectives of the programmes.