The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk has distributed engagement letters and tablets to trained independent monitors of the National Social Investment Programme.
The Independent Monitors will oversee the activities and ensure punctuality of NASIMS beneficiaries and other beneficiaries of federal government of Nigeria social programme under the leadership of Dr (Mrs) Farouq Sadiya. Beneficiaries of any social programme who abscond from duty would be dealt with once the Independent Monitors gives an accurate and prompt reports about such beneficiaries.
According to the Minister, the Independent Monitors were picked from the thousands who were trained nationwide from February to April 2021.
“Using this Application, the Ministry sees real-time report of activities of the Independent Monitors on the Field. We can view reports submitted and see the NSIP performance indicators by state and detect areas of challenges. This will provide greater visibility to the Ministry and equip us with information to follow up with implementation happening at the state level.”
Independent Monitors Reports & Activities
The Independent Monitors are expected to report to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs on all its National Social Investment Programmes including the monitoring of Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme GEEP, N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer CCT and the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme NHGSFP in their immediate communities.
Each Independent Monitor will earn N30,000 monthly for a period of one year and must meet up to 80% of their deliverables monthly to be eligible for their stipend.