President Buhari pulls N-SIP supervision from Osinbajo, now to be run by ministry

Written by on October 1, 2019

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has further shrunk the workload of his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as he announced today that the supervision of the National Social Investment Program, NSIP, hitherto under Osinbajo’s watch has been moved to a new ministry.

    It had been under the office of the Vice President since it was launched in 2016. The program utilizes information technology to reach and target beneficiaries and has earned plaudits.

    President Buhari announced today in his 59th Independence Anniversary Speech that it is time to institutionalize it with the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

    The  program, in which government budgets N500 billion yearly, includes the Home-grown School Feeding Programme, Government Economic Empowerment Programme, N-Power Job Creation Programme, loans for traders and artisans, Conditional Cash Transfers to the poorest families and social housing scheme. Buhari promised that the programme will continue to target these vulnerable groups.

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