The Kaduna State Social Intervention Office (KADSIO) has completed a two-day training in which field personnel gathered to improve their data collection abilities in order to assess the impact of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) from 2016 to 2022.
Stakeholders were instructed on essential themes such as data collection methods and analysis, mobilization, logistics, and personnel deployment during this informative session at the National Teacher’s Institute Kaduna.
Bridget Sulaiman, the State Focal Person, opened the ceremony by applauding the successes of Kaduna State’s National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).
The FP, represented by Rebecca M. Padonu (Acting Programme Manager, N-Power Programme), claimed that the NSIP, through the Conditional Cash Transfer program, has significantly impacted the lives of 70,051 vulnerable persons throughout 14 Local Government Areas in Kaduna State.
Additionally, thanks to the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (which has benefited 735,280 pupils through 7,261 dedicated cooks across 3,444 schools in 23 LGAs) and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, improvements in school enrollment, employment opportunities for loc vendors, and support for farmers and other Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) were highlighted.
Despite these accomplishments, Bridget Sulaiman noted that there were ongoing obstacles such as regional spread, financial issues, logistics, security concerns, and monitoring.
She assured everyone of KADSIO’s unwavering dedication to efficiency and service delivery, noting that the State has a fully operational Social Investment Office phone center, which was established in 2021 to address issues and receive input from beneficiaries. She also revealed that over 13,000 calls had been received since the call center’s inception.