The Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, Wednesday, defied partisan politics to laud the social Investment Programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
DAILY NiGERIAN reports that the President Buhari’s administration established the National Social Investments Programmes, NSIP, in 2016, to tackle poverty and hunger across the country.
Since its implementation, the scheme has benefited over 42 million Nigerians – that is, over 12 million direct beneficiaries and about 30 million indirect beneficiaries, comprising family members, employees of beneficiaries, cooks and farmers.
On thursday, the governor, while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’, acknowledged that the programs are meeting the needs of the ordinary Nigerians.
Mr Mohammed said: “The social investment programme is working and I am very happy with it because the N-Power is working. That is the only solace to the graduates where they find some form of employment.”
The governor, who hinted on implementing same programme in his state, stressed that with the support of World Bank and multilateral agencies in carefully implementing the schemes in the state, thousands of young people will be taken out of poverty.