opened an investigation into the Social Investment Program of the federal
government to determine the recipients and the selection process. The Chairman
of the Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Yusuf Yusuf, disclosed this
to journalists yesterday.
frustration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs’ operational procedure,
especially its statements that it used a model of the World Bank to decide the
beneficiaries. He said, “It is an issue that is on the front burner of the
National Assembly. We are considering how to improve on what we have on ground
with a legal framework. The proposed bill will produce a fair, constructive,
clear, transparently accountable register of beneficiaries. The bill will
definitely improve the SIP.
added that the Federal Government had not obtained a letter from the National
Assembly on its request for N500 billion intended for disbursement to needy
Nigerians. He said, “The SIP has what they call a national social register. We
are trying to scrutinize that register to find out who are the beneficiaries
and how they came about the list.
World Bank saying they can use people of the different cultures, the register
was. I’ve always carried out my own research and I’m still doing it.
World Bank is coming to recognize who is insecure in the society and I, as a
representative, am from my own culture, I don’t know who that is.