FG, Anambra State Govt Inaugurate National Social Investment Programme In Awka
Written by City Radio on January 18, 2023
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in collaboration with Anambra State Government, have flagged off the Federal Government cash grant to vulnerable groups in Anambra State and other National Social Investment Programme.
The flag off which took place at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre in Awka, featured the roll out of the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme, to beneficiaries of Marketmoni and Tradermoni as well as the launch of National Home Grown School Feeding Programme and Farm to Kitchen Centre.
the National Social Investment Programme is a programme of the federal government designed to specifically give a lifting hand to many of the poorest and vulnerable citizens in the country.
Flagging of the programme, the Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq said the flag off of the grant for vulnerable groups in Anambra is the President Buhari’s fulfillment project introduced in 2020 aimed at sustaining the social inclusion agenda on the poor and lifting One hundred Million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years.
The Minister represented by the Deputy Director of the federal ministry, Mr. Charles Anelo revealed that the federal government targeted at disbursing the cash grant of twenty thousand naira to Three thousand two hundred and twenty two beneficiaries across the twenty one local government areas in Anambra State.
Speaking on behalf of the state government, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Chiamaka Nnake, thanked the federal government for flagging the programme in Anambra, noting that the National Social Investment Programme N-SIP is designed under four clearly defined programmes in the state, with a view of reducing poverty and inequality in Nigeria.
Calling on Ndi Anambra to start keying into various national social investment programmes mapped out by the federal government, Mrs Nnake assured that the state government will continue to enhance its support towards ensuring that the state is more livable and prosperous.