President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted at moving the National Social Investment Programme, N-SIP, from the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
In his Independence Day broadcast, Mr Buhari said the newly created ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will consolidate on the achievement of the scheme.
“Our ongoing N500 billion Special Intervention Programme continues to target these vulnerable groups, through the Home-grown School Feeding Programme, Government Economic Empowerment Programme, N-Power Job Creation Programme, loans for traders and artisans, Conditional Cash Transfers to the poorest families and social housing scheme.
“To institutionalize these impactful programmes, we created the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development which shall consolidate and build on our achievements to date. To the beneficiaries of these programmes, I want to reassure you that our commitment to social inclusion will only increase,” he said.
The development comes two weeks after the president directed the VP to always seek approvals for the activities of the agencies under him.