NSIP recipients want to continue the program beyond 2023

Beneficiaries of national social investment programs in Katsina staged a rally in 361 neighborhoods across the state, seeking to sustain the program beyond 2023.

Beneficiaries who organized the rally called on the federal government and the National Assembly to enact legislation to ensure the continuation of the program.

The rally was organized on Sunday, under the coordination of a non-governmental organization.

Binta Abubakar, one of the beneficiaries from Rimi local government area, said there is a need for the government to make the program an ongoing one.

Ms 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.

The state coordinator of the organization behind the rally, Mustapha Bara’u, said as many as 100,043 households in the state were benefiting from the federal government’s conditional cash transfer.

“More than 800,000 primary school students in JSS 1-3 are also benefiting from the school feeding program in 2,777 schools,” he added.

He said the call for the enactment of a law followed a series of agitations from beneficiaries.

(NOPE)

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