Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by Ope Quadri
A few days ago, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development disclosed that her ministry would set up a Beneficiary Management System for the National Social Investment Programme.
According to Nneka Ikem, a media aide to Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the Beneficiary Management System would be used to manage payments, address grievances and improve the dissemination of information of the federal government’s NSIP.
Programmes under the NSIP are:
- N-Power programme
- Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme
- Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP)
- Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF)
- And other poverty alleviation programmes going right now.
Under the N-Power programme unemployed young Nigerians who are not above 35 are employed temporarily for a period of 2-year and placed under any of the subcategories: N-Teach, N-Health, N-Agro.
It started in 2016 with 200,000 while another 300,000 beneficiaries were added in 2017. They received N30,000 as monthly stipends.
Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP
Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) focuses on the micro-lending intervention that targets traders, artisans, enterprising youth, farmers and women in particular, by providing loans between 10,000 and 100,000 at no monthly cost to beneficiaries.
Under the GEEP, there were TraderMoni and MarketMoni
Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF)
Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF) delivers school feeding to young children with a specific focus on increasing school enrollment.
What does the Beneficiary Management System mean for the incoming N-Power Batch C beneficiaries?
1) There won’t be incidences of delayed payment, if there is, it would be tackled immediately to avoid backlog issues
2) Anyone who made the list of Batch C will enjoy the prompt solution to their challenges in order to limit problems.
3) Issues would be tracked in real-time by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs
4) Beneficiaries would benefit greatly from the effectiveness of the system.