FG NSIP recipients want the law to support the program
Beneficiaries of National Social Investment Programs (NSIPs) in Katsina State staged a rally in 361 wards across the state, calling for the program to continue beyond 2023.
The beneficiaries, who organized the rally yesterday, also called on the federal government and the National Assembly to enact legislation that would ensure the continuation of the program.
The rally was organized under the coordination of a non-governmental organization, ‘Social Welfare and Good Family Values Initiative’.
One of the beneficiaries from Rimi Local Government Area, Mrs. Binta Abubakar, said there is a need for the government to make the program a continuous one.
Abubakar, who benefits from the school feeding programme, said the rally came at the right time as most of the beneficiaries had campaigned for the continuation of the programme.
“I must commend President Muhammad Buhari for initiating the scheme, for the benefit of Nigerians; thanks to the program, I have accomplished a lot.
“Thanks to the monthly stipend, I was able to start a business, sponsor my children in school and also provide three daily meals for my family.” she says.
Also, some students have spoken their minds, sending their appeal to President Muhammad Buhari to make an arrangement that would prevent the program from being scrapped after 2023.
The state coordinator of the organization that launched the rally, Mr. Mustapha Bara’u, said as many as 100,043 households in the state were benefiting from the federal government’s conditional cash transfer.
According to him, “more than 800,000 primary school students from JSS 1-3 are also benefiting from the school feeding program in 2,777 schools.”
“In addition, we have 10,502 food vendors and over 14,000 N-power beneficiaries, in addition to over 40,000 beneficiaries, who have been enrolled under the public enterprise empowerment program,” he said. he added.