No fewer than 320 independent monitors have been engaged in Kano for the federal government’s National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).
Speaking during the distribution of engagement letters and tablets to the trained independent monitors on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Bashir Nura-Alkali, said each independent monitor was expected to monitor the programme in his/her local government and report to the ministry.
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The permanent secretary further revealed that the independent monitors would each be given a N30,000 monthly stipend to boost their morale.
He said the devices to be used for the monitoring exercise were made in the country, and the monitoring application was designed by an indigenous company.
He urged those engaged to work diligently and warned them against involving any third party in the programme.
Also speaking, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, commended the ministry for its efforts to improve the living condition of Nigerians.
He urged the independent monitors to work diligently for the attainment of the desired objectives.