Stakeholders lad FG over Nasir’s appointment as NSIP coordinator

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The Forum of Focal Persons of National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Nigeria and members of the Humanitarian Directorate of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, have praised the federal government over the appointment of Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir as the national coordinator of NSIP.

 It would be recalled that former President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Nasir as the national coordinator of NSIP.

 Speaking in an interview with our correspondent, the treasurer of the Forum and focal person of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Imran Usman Jibrin, expressed confidence in the ability of Nasir to deliver on the agency’s mandate as the national chairman of the Forum of Focal Persons of NSIP.

 Imran Jibrin, the immediate past special adviser to Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, expressed the support of the Forum for the national coordinator.

 He said Nasir possessed the necessary experience, capacity, and expertise to excel as the national coordinator of the newly established NSIP Agency.

 He said the Forum expressed appreciation to the 9th National Assembly led by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, for promptly passing the bill and for their unwavering commitment to improving the lives of impoverished Nigerians.

 Jibrin noted that the NSIP had made remarkable progress in enhancing livelihoods, providing nourishment to school children, empowering unemployed youths, and supporting small-scale businesses.

 He also said the programme had delivered crucial cash grants to vulnerable households, and played a vital role in “alleviating poverty, creating millions of jobs, empowering women and youth, enhancing enrollment in public primary schools, facilitating access to finance, and bolstering the businesses of smallholder farmers and traders.”