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FG Deploys 300 Nigerians To Monitor NPower, Other Cash Transfer Schemes



Some Beneficiaries Have Never Seen ₦5,000 Before - Sadiya Farouq Defends Govt Cash Transfer Policy

The Federal Government has commenced the process for monitoring National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Bauchi State.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, revealed this after a brief meeting with the state Governor, Bala Mohammed.

Naija News reports that the NSIPs to be monitored are Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, and National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. At least 300 independent cash monitors were deployed to the state for the programme.

The employees have received engagement letters and tablets for data capture and daily reports.

“The ministry sees a real-time report of activities of the independent monitors on the field”, Farouq said. The minister admonished the employees to be diligent while keeping track of the various NSIPs in the state.

Each employee will earn N30,000 per month for one year and must meet 80 per cent of their deliverables monthly to be eligible for payment.

Naija News reports that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari established the National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP) in 2016, to tackle poverty and hunger across the country.

The suite of programmes under the NSIP focuses on ensuring a more equitable distribution of resources to vulnerable populations, including children, youth and women.

Apart from the flagship Npower programme, other programmes undr the scheme include the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT), the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), Tradermoni, Marketmoni, Farmermoni, special grant transfer, public workfare and skills for jobs.