Repub­lic of Congo stud­ies Nige­ria’s so­cial in­vest­ment pro­gramme

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo (DRC) has stud­ied Nige­ria’s So­cial In­vest­ment Pro­gramme in or­der to im­ple­ment same to al­le­vi­ate poverty in their coun­try.

A del­e­ga­tion from Congo, led by the Chief of Staff, Min­istry of So­cial In­clu­sion DRC, Prof John Mu­gabushaka, said they re­quested for a study tour in Nige­ria go­ing by the suc­cess it achieved in reach­ing out to the poor­est of the peo­ple.

Prof Mu­gabushaka said Nige­ria is mak­ing the right de­ci­sion in poverty al­le­vi­a­tion by reach­ing out to the poor­est of its cit­i­zen in the ru­ral ar­eas.

While not­ing that their visit was best learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for them to pre­pare to un­der­take the pro­grammes for the de­vel­op­ment of their coun­try, he said their field trip to Kogi State was an eye opener as they are able to gather in­for­ma­tion at first hand.

Re­spond­ing the Spe­cial Ad­viser to the pres­i­dent on So­cial in­vest­ment Maryam Uwais said the fed­eral govern­ment in or­der to im­prove the liv­ing stan­dard of mil­lions of Nige­ri­ans across the coun­try set up the so­cial in­vest­ment pro­gramme, which in­clude Home Grown School Feed­ing, Con­di­tional Cash Trans­fer, Govern­ment En­ter­prise and Em­pow­er­ment Pro­gramme (GEEP) and N-Power.

She promised to share doc­u­ments with the del­e­ga­tion and con­nect them to other govern­ment of­fi­cials to as­sist them map out their poor peo­ple in dif­fer­ent prov­ince.

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