Ms. Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said over 13 million persons will benefit from various social intervention programmes of the President Buhari administration, Njenje Media News reports.
The minister who was represented by Maymunah Idris, (Special Assistant Legal in the Ministry) made the statement at the training of Independent Monitors, in Benin city, Edo state,
According to her, over 13 million citizens of Nigeria are to benefit from the programme, and 77 Independent Monitors will monitor the programme at various levels in Edo state.
“Today, we are training 77 independent monitors that will monitor the programme at the community level in Edo state. The scope of these programmes are large, with about 13 million citizens across the 36 states and FCT benefiting from the federal intervention.”
“The independent monitors will be assigned to monitor programme beneficiaries, within their localities, such as; schools, households and market clusters with the focus of ensuring that the primary aims of these programmes are achieved.”
“This training follows on intensive two weeks workshop at the national level by the monitoring and evaluation Committee setup by the ministry to develop a frame work and data collection tools for effective monitoring process.
“You will be closely supervised by officials of the ministry and your activities will be monitored by the ministry and other stakeholders at the state level. You are expected to carry out this duty with the ministry.
“We will not hesitate to take you off the programme if you are found violating the terms of your engagement. We are working with security agents like EFCC and ICPC to monitor these programmes.
“If you are found engaging in any form of malpractices or frauds, you will be handed over to them for investigation and prosecution. I urge you to carry out this task with the sense of patriotism, as well as work towards the vision of the President to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years,” said Sadiya.