The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has confirmed taking over of the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP) from the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The Minister made this known via Twitter on Monday. She said she met with Maryam Uwais, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment for crucial briefing on the programme.
Her tweets read
“It is a busy week. Moving forward, I met with the SSA to President Buhari on NSIP.
“She briefed me on the activities, programmes, achievements and challenges of the establishment.
“NSIP manages Social Investment Programmes in Nigeria and it is presently under the purview of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development,” she tweeted.
The SIP was initially under the coordination of the Vice President until October 1 when the President in his Independence Day Broadcast confirmed that the programme would now be coordinated by the new ministry.