The Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed, Wednesday, defied partisan politics to laud the social Investment Programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Governor Mohammed, who was elected under the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), acknowledged that the SIPs are meeting the needs of the ordinary Nigerians.
The Governor stated this while appearing as a guest on Channels Television ‘Sunrise Daily.’
In his words, he 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 Bauchi State, thousands of young people will be taken out of poverty.
Recall 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 many occasions, President Muhammadu Buhari, commended the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for his work in driving the impactful National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP) of this administration. The N-SIP has been described as the largest social investment programme in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest social welfare scheme in the history of this country.