Tayo Busayo, Abuja – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the draft National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) Establishment Bill, 2022.


The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, in Abuja.


“It is an Executive Bill, meant to give legal backing to the NSIP; establish it as an institution in line with President Buhari’s agenda to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.”


Umar-Farouq also said the council approved the National Flood Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Nigeria; to enable more resilient and effective response measures to tackle flooding in the country.


According to her, “The plan is going to be multi-sectorial and a multi stakeholders’ plan which sets out clear roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders involved in flood preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.”