By Chidinma Chukwu, Abuja.
Federal government has challenged participants of the training programme on Social Protection to build capacity in order to effectively manage, propagate and implement the mandate of the Ministry and policies of Federal Government.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, gave the challenge at a 3- day training on Social Protection organised by the Child Development Grant Programme and Save the Children International in Lagos.
Speaking through her representative. Kingsley Ngene, Special Assistant (Administration), the minister said the objective is to improve knowledge and provide deeper understanding of issues regarding social protection to support the strategic position of the Ministry in coordinating social protection programme implementation in Nigeria.
Representative of the Permanent Secretary Abdulkareem Iliyasu expressed gratitude to the Ministry for making the training possible.
He said the” The Ministry has initiated the process of keying the staff into the Federal Government programme of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next decade”.
He also urged participants to make use of the knowledge and ideas gained in the training to support Federal Government achieve her objectives.
The National Programme Manager of Child Development Grant Programme, Ajumobi Kayode, said the aim of the programme is to strengthen capacity of social protection implementers, to design and implement appropriate social protection programmes for poor and vulnerable Nigerians.
Participants were drawn from the all the department in the ministry and its agencies.