NSIP set up by Buhari to give hope to vulnerable Nigerians – National coordinator

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Dr Umar Bindir

The Federal Government says its National Social Investment (NSIP) was created by President Buhari give hope vulnerable Nigerians.
It is also aimed at bridging the gap between the and the rich in the country.

The National Coordinator of the National Social Investment , Dr Umar Bindir said this while appearing a live interactive Rhythm 93.7fm in known as Talk of the Town.

“In terms of the methodology target the vulnerable and the advance the conditional cash transfer, we have now commenced the process of putting up a national social register. This is a process of registering people all over Nigeria, community by community, ward by ward, local government by local government up to the state level and federal. This is a methodology deployed in many countries and it has worked, Nigeria is not left behind. What is this social register, its captures by NIN the household that is ”.

The national coordinator said the particularly the cash transfer and feeding has been a success in Rivers state.

He asked Rivers people who are in doubt with its programmes to engage its focal person in the state, Allwell Ihunda for more explanation.

“The structure of the National Social Investment is that you must have a state coordinator who is a son of the soil. Now, this is the person who is coordinating all these flagships. So in Rivers state, as far as the National homegrown school feeding in the twenty three local government areas we are targeting eight hundred and two schools and we have eighty five thousand nine hundred and eight children who are actually benefitting in Rivers who are been fed and these children the cooks that are cooking for them are thousand and ninety seven in Rivers”

A beneficiary of the programme in Rivers state, Aniekan Essien lauded the Federal Government for the initiative.

Aniekan Essien, a beneficiary of the NPOWER programme from batch A said she was paid N30,000 per month throughout the duration of the programme.

She appealed to the Federal Government to extend the time frame of the programme in order to food the table of more vulnerable people in Rivers state.

Meanwhile, the NSIP has advised applicants who registered for the N- Batch C programme, to visit the NASIMS platform to update their profiles and take the online test precedent to being considered for on-boarding.
It will be recalled that whereas 500,000 persons were initially slated for on-boarding, President Buhari increased the figure to one million, to fast-track his vision of taking 100 million Nigerians out of .