FG trains monitors for social development programs

The federal government has trained more than 30 independent monitors on how to evaluate the ongoing cash transfer, home-grown school feeding program, N-power and other ongoing social development programs in Delta State.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq revealed this Thursday in Asaba.

Farouq, who was represented by Delta Team Leader Margret Chuka-Ogwuche, said independent monitors of national social investment programs would monitor programs at their community level in schools, households and community groups. market by ensuring that the main objectives of the NSIP are being achieved.

She said, “Training and onboarding of second tier independent monitors was launched on June 9, 2022 in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory and we are here to carry out the same program.

“Today, we have trained 30 in Delta and the Ministry has provided them with work tools in the form of tablets so that they can carry out their monitoring activities in the field. The monitors are one of the most important components of the NSIP, and the ministry pays particular attention to ensuring close monitoring of its programs.

“The program is very important and strategic because we are training the additional men and women who will serve as monitors for the second phase. They will receive the preliminary training and will receive mission letters and tablets as work tools for monitoring the program.

“They will be monitoring our programs in Delta State which include N-POWER, National Plant Based School Feeding Scheme, Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Scheme.

“For example, the monitor can come to school and check the number of students we feed, the quality of the food, evaluate them and send us the data.”

She instructed the appointees to listen carefully and use the resources and work tools to be provided wisely.

Joel C. Hicks