Buhari Approves Expansion of NSIP – Minister

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Buhari Approves Expansion of NSIP – Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the expansion of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).

The Minister stated this during the opening ceremony of the 4th annual review of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, in Abuja as  the FG hopes that the plan would lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Farouq revealed that the expanded NSIP would include an additional number of 5 million pupils in non-conventional educational settings in the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), the Npower program is to create jobs for a total of 1 million beneficiaries; GEEP programme to provide loans to an additional 1 million traders, farmers and market people; and the Social Register is to accommodate an additional 1 million households.

According to her, some other programmes in the scheme include: Tradermoni, Marketmoney, Farmermoney, MSME Survival Fund, and N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).

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