ActionAid cautions government against diverting social investment funds into election
ActionAid Nigeria has cautioned government against diverting about N121 billion allocated for the National Social Investments Programme (NSIP) into 2019 general elections. The body said that challenges and poor planning had led the government to consider tampering with funds meant for a programme that has touched the lives of several impoverished Nigerians. In a statement…
‘Kaduna has benefited over N13.5b from FG’s investment programme’
Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, at the weekend disclosed that Kaduna State had benefited over N13.5 billion since inception of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Ahmed said this at the Federal College of Education, Zaria, during the disbursement of empowerment funds to women of Zone 1 of Kaduna State. In…
FG spends N49 billion on school feeding programme, probes Benue, Niger officials
The Federal Government yesterday said it has spent N49 billion under its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in the last two years to feed public primary school pupils in 24 states of the country. Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mariam Uwais, who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja, said the programme, initiated…
Senate decries performance of N1.5tr social investment scheme
The Senate yesterday expressed dissatisfaction with the implementation of the Federal Government’s N1.5 trillion National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and described it as a failure.
Over 7.9m people have benefitted from social investment funds, says presidency
The Federal Government has disclosed that over 7.9million people have benefited from the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) since its inception.The Special Adviser on SIP, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, disclosed this at the weekend.She said this feat was achieved, despite the fraudulent practices like short-changing....
5.5m children to benefit from FG’s school feeding programme
Special Adviser on Social Investment to the president, Mrs Maryam Uwais has disclosed that about 5.5m school children would benefit from the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the federal government.
259,451 farmers, agric workers, others get NSIP loan
The Federal Government said it has successfully disbursed loans to a total of 259,451 farmers, agric workers, and other businesses at the bottom of the financial pyramid, across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), through its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).