The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated the training and onboarding exercise for 3,000 Independent Monitors of the National Social Investment Programme, NSIPs.
At the inauguration in Abuja, the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar- Farouq, said that the Independent Monitors would monitor NSIPs programme in their community, schools, households, and market clusters, towards ensuring that the primary objectives of the NSIPs are achieved.
The Minster who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo Mni said Monitors are one of the most important components of the NSIP and the ministry lays special emphasis on ensuring its programmes are closely monitored.
“I flagged off the training and on boarding of Stream 1 Independent Monitors on the 4th February 2021, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory and 36 states of the federation. This process led to the engagement of 4,452 Stream 1 Independent Monitors enrolled as monitors of NSIP. The Stream 1 Independent Monitors were engaged from the 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2022.
Through the Social Investment Management Information System application, our Stream 1 monitors have uploaded over 220,000 reports to date giving us good visibility on the programmes in the communities, the incoming Stream 2 Independent Monitors are expected to continue using the same platform to report their activities from the field”, she said.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino