By: DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Monday commenced training of Independent Monitors for National Social Investment programme in the state.
Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the Minister who flagged off the training, urged the monitors to pay to successfully carry out their assignment.
Farouq told the monitors that President Muhammadu Buhari is totally committed to using the social investment programmes in lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next three years, urging them to be committed to making it a reality.
Represented by Mr Silas Wuya, the Chief Administration Officer of the Ministry, Farouq congratulated the trainees on their selection as monitors of the programme in Taraba.
“I want to urge you all to pay attention to the training so as to succeed at the end of the day in doing the job well for the benefit of the people of the state,” she said.
She listed the social investment programmes as school feeding program me, N power, Conditional Cash Transfer among others.
Mrs Beatrice Kichina, the Taraba Focal Person for the social investment noted at the occasion that the people of the state had immensely benefited from FG’s social investment programmes.
Kichina commended the minister for coming up with laudable policies that were very beneficial to the people of the state and the nation.
She charged the monitors not to compromise when they eventually commenced the assignment after the training for the good of the people of the state.
Mr Bitrus Nyaama, the Taraba Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) noted that agency would continue to monitor everyone involved in the social investment programme including the independent monitors to enhance success.