Federal Government to increase the number of beneficiaries of its Social Investment Programmes

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Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programmes, Maryam Uwais says the federal government will scale up the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) to reach more Nigerians in President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure.

Uwais said that the administration would build on the successes of the programmes to put smiles on the faces of more Nigerians.

The special adviser is the driver of the Social Investment programmes, a cardinal agenda of the government.

She said that the impact of the programmes was being felt all over, as beneficiaries could be found in communities where the programmes had been implemented.

The presidential adviser also revealed that the intervention is to alleviate poverty.

She added that the Home Grown School Feeding Programme, which provides one meal per day in primary schools, has provided job opportunities for communities around schools.

NSIP includes the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme which is giving out N5,000 monthly to 297,973 households, and Tradermoni, where a collateral-free loan of N10,000 is given to petty traders to assist them in their daily trade.

It also includes N-Power which has employed 500,000 youth graduates.