As the Nigerian government keep on with the famed N-Power scheme, State Focal Persons of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs), Program Managers, and State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU) Officers are currently having an interactive session in Abuja, the nation's capital city, with Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, AllNews reports.
Alhaji Bana Usman, the Chairman of Focal Persons; Mallam Abdulkadir Nasir Mamman, the Special Adviser on Economic Empowerment to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State; and Chinenye Nwaogu, the Abia State NSIP Focal Person are some of the dignitaries present at the session.
Ongoing: At the interactive meeting with the NSIP Focal Persons, Program Managers, SOCU Officers and the Hon. Minister. @NSIP_NG Focal Persons are currently making their presentations. #MakingImpact pic.twitter.com/AiyVsSsT68— Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs (@FMHDSD) September 3, 2020
Speaking at the event, Nwaogu stated that it is the responsibility of all governments to "hold the hands" of vulnerable persons under their watch. Nwaogu also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for 'providing equal opportunities through NSIP and its direct impacts on vulnerable Nigerians'.
Nigeria's NSIPs include the N-Power scheme, National Home Grown School Feeding Programme and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).
Recall AllNews reported last week that Farouq said she has "directed Focal Persons of NSIPs in all the states to submit an updated list and details of the exited N-Power beneficiaries that are interested in participating in the transition plans of the ministry". The N-Power Transition is thought to be one of the subjects that would be discussed in Abuja.