The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has confirmed taking control of the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP), which was being coordinated by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
She will be overseeing the N500billion National Social Investment Programme (SIP) like Trader money, market money, cash transfers to poorest Nigerians and so on.
The peddlers of the fake news claimed that the president would be marrying the minister after Jumat service last week Friday, October 11, 2019.
Until October 1st, the SIP has headed by VP Osinbajo, but in his Independence Day speech, President Buhari announced that his newly-created ministry would be in charge of the SIP scheme.
The new ministry headed Sadiya Umar Farouq tweeted: “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.
It is a busy week. #MovingForward, I met with the SSA to @MBuhari on @NSIP_NG . She briefed me on the activities, programmes, achievements and challenges of the establishment. NSIP manages Social Investment Programmes in Nigeria & is presently under the purview of the @FMHDSD pic.twitter.com/zhpIU3ePQh
— Sadiya Umar Farouq (@Sadiya_farouq) October 14, 2019