The Federal Government of Nigeria has distributed tablets and engagement letters to 300 National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) Independent Monitors.
Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs. Sadiya Umar Farouk made the disclosure at the Command Guest House in Bauchi.
According to her, the tablets will help monitor the effectiveness of programmes in Bauchi State.
She said the distributed devices are equipped with an application that will be used to report on monitoring activities of the trained Independent Monitors in the state.
The minister said all the devices for the monitoring programmes were locally made in Nigeria, including the Monitoring Application.
She added that the exercise will enable the ministry to detect areas where there are challenges and provide greater visibility of activities happening in the field.
“Essentially, it will help us deliver on our mandate and contribute to Mr. President’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of Poverty.
“Each Independent Monitor is expected to monitor a designated number of beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programme.
“They will be paid a monthly stipend of N30, 000 and they must meet up to 80% of their deliverables monthly to be eligible for their stipend,” she said.
Earlier in her remarks, the Senior Special Adviser to Bauchi State Governor on Social Investment Programme, Hajiya Amina Katagum, who commended the minister for the initiative, assured that the state government will continue to provide a conducive environment for the success of the interventions.