The Bauchi State Government in partnership with the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) has commenced a one day training of 250 Independent Monitors in the state.
The training was to be conducted in Bauchi and Katagum Local Government councils.
In his remark, a staff of the Federal Ministry for Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Investment, Mr Silas Wuyah, said that the training was to equip participants with relevant information and data collection.
He also said that the Independent Monitors would be integrated in NSIP programmes.
He further revealed that the information collected would improve government’s policies that would have acute impact on the common man.
He said that the independent monitors would be conducting their assigned roles across all the 20 Local Government Areas in the state.
Speaking, the focal person, Bauchi State Social Investment Programme (SIP), Hajiya Amina Katagum said that the present administration would create an enabling environment for Federal Government agencies for positive development.
Katagum, represented by the State Coordinator, Conditional Cash Transfer(CCT), Alhaji Jibrin Yusuf said that the state Social Investment Program has four components that included; CCT, N-Power, Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Program (GEEP) and Home Grown School Feeding.
Similarly, Alhaji Nuru Kobi, Bauchi state coordinator, National Orientation Agency (NOA) advised participants to be patriotic in reporting happenings to the relevant authorities.
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He said that the monitoring activities require commitments and integrity and selfless service to achieve the government’s desired goal to reduce poverty in the state.