The Federal Executive Council has passed a measure that seeks to continue and preserve the National Social Investment Programme, according to a statement released on Thursday by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
The National School Improvement Program (NSIP), according to Minister Sadiya Umar Farouk, “is, directly and indirectly, impacting the lives of poor Nigerians through its four cluster programmes, namely the N-POWER Programme, the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), and the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (CCT).
“These programmes are designed to serve as various forms of social safety nets specifically targeting those at the bottom of the social ladder or those who require some form of support to enable them to become productive members of the society and finally prevent more people from falling below the poverty line.”
“The submission is to create the National Social Investment Programme as an agency, in line with Mr President’s agenda to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by the year 2030”.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development said that the Bills would now be sent to the National Assembly for legislation and passage into law and, if enacted, will provide the essential statutory underpinning for the current NSIP.
We need to dispel the many misconceptions that the news caused among our readers through this publishing.
Important Information regarding the National Social Investment Programme (Establishment) Bill, 2022 is provided below.
- When the National Social Investment Programme (Establishment) Bill, 2022 becomes law, NSIP will become a department within the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
There are Agencies such as National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, National Root Crops Research Institute (NCRI) in the Ministry of Health and Agriculture respectively.
To oversee all humanitarian activities in the nation, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development was established. Like the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, and the Environment, it is designed to endure.
When the NSIP becomes law, it will be an agency in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, which is a department of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
- There will be a new Minister appointed. Whether the current minister will remain in the Ministry once it is transformed into an agency is one of the queries addressed about the National Social Investment Programme (Establishment) Bill, 2022.
There is an easy solution. In every Government, a Minister cannot continue to be in charge of that Ministry. It is not an elective position; it is a “Appointment Position.” Following the general election in 2023, new ministers will be chosen.
- No batch of NSIP programs is made permanent under the National Social Investment Programme (Establishment) Bill, 2022.
It does not imply the continuation of Npower Program Batches C1 or C2 or their permanence.
According to the goals of Mr. President, the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) is charged with rescuing 100 million Nigerians from poverty by the year 2030.
Each batch of loans from Npower, CCT, NHGSFP, or GEEP has a predetermined time frame.
This is done to make room for additional applicants to apply and participate in the programs.
Other Npower batches, such as Npower Batch D, E, F, G, and H, with various Ministers assuming positions based on nomination, will exist after the bill is passed into law.
Since Npower is an empowerment initiative rather than an employment opportunity, there is currently no “announced” intention to retain any batch.
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