National DevelopmentNewsNigeriaFederal Government Engages 7500 Independent Monitors For NSIPs Programme

For successful implementation of National Social Investment programmes (NSIPs) across the 36 states of the federation, the Federal Government has engaged 7500 Independent Monitors to supervise the programme.

Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster, Management, and Social Development disclosed this in Abuja at the flag-off of a workshop for the Independent monitors.

She stressed that to ensure a successful implementation and maximize the impact of the NSIP, t

She said the Ministry had developed a robust Monitoring and Evaluation system at the three levels of government to ensure a successful implementation and maximize the impact of the NSIP.

“At the Local Government level, we have enrolled the services of 7500 Independent Monitors to carry out programme monitoring in 36 states and the FCT. The Independent Monitors collect and submit routine data from 774 Local Government Areas”.

“At the state level, the Ministry partnered with International Non-governmental Organizations to serve as Third-Party Monitors for the NSIP, while the third layer of monitoring was provided at the Federal level by the Ministry through routine monitoring and supervision visits every quarter,” she said.

In their separate remarks, the Team Lead of the programme and Special Assistant to the President on Monitoring and Evaluation, Fatiya Askederin, and the Coordinator of the NSIPS Programme, Dr. Umar Buba Bindir commended the monitors for their dedication and commitment to the programme.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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