The Federal Government has trained over 30 independent monitors to evaluate the ongoing Cash transfer, Home-grown School feeding programme, N-power among others in Delta State.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, stated this in Asaba during the training personnel.
Farouq, represented by the Delta Team leader, Margret Chuka-Ogwuche, said the NSIP independent monitors would be monitoring the programme in schools, households, and market clusters in their communities with the focus of ensuring that the primary objectives of the NSIPs are achieved.
She said, “Today, we trained 30 in Delta and the ministry provides working tools in the form of Tablets for them to carry out their monitoring activities on the field.
“Monitors are one of the most important components of the NSIP and the ministry lays special emphasis on ensuring its programmes are closely monitored.
“The Programme is very important and strategic as we train the additional men and women that will serve as Stream 2 monitors. They will be given the prerequisite training and receive engagement letters and Tablets as working tools for monitoring the programme.
“They will monitor our programmes in the Delta State which included; N-POWER, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme.
“For instance, the monitor can go to the school and ascertain how many pupils we are feeding, the quality of the food, evaluate them and send us the data”