The Federal Government has trained 256 Independent Monitors to monitor programme beneficiaries for the National Social Investment programmes in Adamawa State.
The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed this while declaring open the training programme organised by Ministry for Independent Monitors in the state.
The Minister who was represented by the National Coordinator of NSIP, Dr. Umar Bindir, said the Monitors were carefully selected across the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.
She charged them to be patriotic, honest and sincere in the discharge of their duties. She warned against fraudulent activities and anyone found guilty will be prosecuted by the security agencies.
Mrs. Mary Yuwadi, the Adamawa State Focal Person of the programme, said that the training of the monitors was timely and that the recruitment and training of the monitors would significantly help in monitoring the progress and challenges of the social investment activities in the state.
She said that about 28,503 vulnerable and poor households across the 21 local government areas of the state were receiving monthly stipend of N5,000 each under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
“Under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), popularly known as School Feeding in Adamawa, over 1,047 Primary Schools and about 2,300 cook vendors are benefitting from the programme. Also, under the Federal Government Entrepreneurship Empowerment Programme (GEEP) about 38,827 men and women benefited from the soft loans issued in 2018.
While in the N-Power Programme, about 11,324 youths in the state benefited since 2017 to 2020 July,” Yuwadi said.
She advised the monitors to be serious and transparent as well as exhibit integrity while discharging their respective duties for the smooth implementation of the programmes.
Rhoda Ishaku Iliya
Deputy Director (Information)