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Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Trains 200 NSIP Independent Monitors

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has trained 200 independent observers from the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).

While speaking after flagging off the training at a workshop hosted by the ministry in Abuja yesterday, the minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said the ministry will provide strong on-site monitoring and evaluation system to ensure the successful implementation of the NSIP and maximize its effectiveness. He said they have developed a rating system for local, state and federal levels.

According to her, “At the local government level, we’ve enrolled the services of 7,500 independent monitors to carry out programme monitoring in 36 states and the FCT. The independent monitors collect and submit routine data from 774 LGAs.”

At the state level, the ministry works with international non-governmental organizations to act as a third-party observer to the NSIP, she said.

She said these NGOs would not only provide an additional layer of oversight to the programme but also provide guidance and capacity building to assigned independent state monitors.

She said third-level oversight at the federal level is provided by staff from the ministry through regular monitoring and quarterly supervisory visits.

The independent observers will receive certificates of commendation and appreciation for their dedication, and hard work to the programme.

NSIP National Coordinator Umar Bindir said no government in Nigeria’s history has cared more for the poor than President Muhammadu Buhari.



cc: Daily Trust Ng

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