Social Protection Training Programme: Farouq tasks participants on capacity building

By Chimezie Godfrey

The Minister of Affairs,  Disaster Management and Development, Sadiya has challenged  participants of the training programme on Protection to build capacity in order to effectively manage, propagate and implement the mandate of the Ministry and policies of Federal Government.

She disclosed this at a 3- day training on Protection organised by the Child Development Grant Programme and Save the Children International in Lagos.

 Speaking through her representative Mr. Kingsley Ngene, Special Assistant (Administration), she said the objective of the training is to improve knowledge and deeper understanding of issues regarding social protection to support the strategic position of the  ministry in coordinating social protection programme implementation in Nigeria.

The representative of the Permanent Secretary, the SA to the PS,  Abdulkareem Iliyasu expressed  gratitude to  the Ministry for making the training possible.

He said that,”The Ministry has initiated the process of keying the staff into the Federal Government programme of lifting 100 million Nigerians of poverty within the next decade”.

He urged participants to use of the knowledge and ideas gained in the training to support the Federal  Government 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.

The 54 Participants  were  drawn from all the departments in the Ministry and it’s agencies.