About 300 Independent Monitors for the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Bauchi State were issued engagement letters and given tablet phones to enhance their work.
Mrs Nneka Anibeze, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiiya Umar Farouq, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja
Farouq urged the Independent Monitors in the state to be diligent while monitoring the various NSIPs in the state.
She explained that the Independent Monitors were picked from the thousands trained nationwide including Bauchi State from February to April 2021.
The minister further revealed that the tablets had some applications for data capturing and reports that would ensure that the ministry gets daily feedback on the activities on the Monitors.
“Using this Application, the ministry sees real time report of activities of the Independent Monitors on the Field.
”We can view reports submitted and see the NSIP performance indicators by state and detect areas of challenges.
“This will provide greater visibility to the Ministry and equip us with information to follow up with implementation happening at the state level,” she said.
She also said that the Independent Monitors are expected to report to the Ministry all its NSIPs .
These include the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer and the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme NHGSFP in their immediate communities.
“Each Independent Monitor will earn N30,000 monthly for a period of one year and must meet up to 80% of their deliverables monthly to be eligible for their stipend,” Farouq ssid. (NAN)