Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari ensured that the selection process to the various schemes of the National Social Investment Programmes were fair and transparent.
He said this led to a situation where beneficiaries did not need any kind of connection to benefit from the programmes.
The Vice President spoke on Tuesday at a town hall meeting with some beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) in Yola, Adamawa State, to assess the progress made so far in the implementation of the programme in the state.
Having listened to the various presentations and sessions of testimonials by some beneficiaries of the various segments of the SIPs, he added that, “President Buhari made it clear that the SIP would be a major programme of the administration because he was concerned about poverty and unemployment.”
Osinbajo noted that the programme was designed to benefit all Nigerians irrespective of their background.
The VP assured the beneficiaries that Federal Government will soon scale up the implementation of the SIPs across the country.
He said more N-Power beneficiaries were being added and more micro-credit loans would be made available for beneficiaries, while the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme would be kicking off in the state very soon as cooks have already been selected.