The National Social Investment Program (NSIP), according to Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, has improved the lives of 15 million families to date.
The minister was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at the 23rd installment of the scorecard series for the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari.
Since the program’s debut in 2016, she said that it has had a significant impact on the lives of millions of Nigerians.
Umar Farouk claims that the program has been the most effective means of improving the lives of the nation’s most destitute citizens.
”The NSIP has provided assistance and hope to millions of Nigerians. Let me once again list them as the national home grown school feeding programme, the job creation unit, the national conditional cash transfer and the government enterprise and employment programme,” she said.
According to the minister, the Federal Government launched each initiative as part of an intervention program to care for the welfare and well-being of disadvantaged Nigerians.
She said that over 9.9 million students in the 36 states of the federation, including the FCT, have previously been enrolled in and fed through the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program.
In order to ensure successful service delivery, Umar Farouk said the ministry conducted impact evaluations on a quarterly basis by independent monitors.
According to her, the National Senior Citizens Center was founded with the goal of identifying senior citizen needs and meeting them, particularly in terms of their physical and mental wellbeing.
”The centre has also developed a 10-year strategic plan and commences operationalisation of a National Policy on Ageing, which has also a high level technical support programmes and activities,” she added.
She claimed that the ministry had helped more than 1.5 million young people without jobs in Nigeria through the N-Power Program.
The minister said that the ministry had supplied and oversaw the distribution of emergency supplies to those affected by the current food disaster across the nation.
She reaffirmed her dedication to upholding and protecting the dignity of the most vulnerable Nigerians.
As a result, Umar Farouk pleaded with the public and members of the media for their support and understanding in the interest of humanity.