About 600,000 persons in Abia State, including school pupils, have, so far, benefited from Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), comprising School Feeding (SF), N-Power (NP), Government Enterprises Empowerment (GEEP), Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Grants to the Poor and Vulnerable (GTPV), over the last seven years.
This was made known, yesterday, by the state NSIP Focal Person, Chinenye Nwaogu, when beneficiaries, in their numbers from the state’s 17 councils, came to Umuahia, the state capital, to express their appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari. They marched along the streets, and held a rally at Ibeku High School, while commending Federal Government for the social intervention schemes.
Nwaogu noted that while about 500,000 pupils benefitted from the SF in which 4,000 cooks were employed, 35,000 benefited from N-Power, 30,000 from GEEP, and 25,000 from CCT.
The beneficiaries’ Spokesperson, Christiana Ogunka, urged Federal Government to continue with the programme.