By Ere-ebi Agedah Imisi
Enumeration of beneficiaries of the recently restructured Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme Initiative GEEP 2.0 will commence Thursday, May 12, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has said
Farouq made this known at the opening of a three-day Advance Training on Digitization and Registration for Programme Managers & Master Trainers of the Social Investment Programme.
The Minister who was represented by the National Coordinator NSIP, Dr Umar Bindir, said that the aim of the training programme is to introduce digitization with modern software and working tools to the Programme Managers and Master Trainers.
Umar Farouq explained that GEEP has been restructured for digital compliance to enable trainers to align with the latest trends in modern technology. This she said is to fulfill President Muhammadu Buhari’s desire to lift 100 million persons out of poverty.
She said, “Poverty is an issue for our country and unfortunately, it is very high. We are on the GEEP level. We have Focal Persons of all the states and the National Orientation Agency also represented here. We want to have the first crack at trying to register and document all the beneficiaries in a seamless but transparent process. We must now learn that this pool of poor Nigerians needs to be properly identified and documented”.
The minister reiterated that repayment of the interest free loan at the expiration of its tenure is a function of efficiency and success.
The Team Lead of GEEP, Zainab Musawa who presented an overview of the Advance Training on Digitization and Registration for Programme Managers and Master Trainers, stated that the training will provide a comprehensive framework for the enhancement of the beneficiaries’ registration processes and implementation of digital transformation of the programme delivery throughout the GEEP 2.0 lifespan.