According to Federal Government of Nigeria, N-Power a job enhancement Scheme, has profitably engaged over 540,000 young people in all local government areas of the country. @schwabfound, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum @wef, has conferred its Public Social Intrapreneur award on Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments (NSIP).
Mrs Uwais joins 40 other individuals selected from different countries across the World to receive the award In recognition of their innovative approach and potential for global impact. Mrs Uwais, in a goodwill message following the conferment, described the award as an International endorsement of efforts by Nigeria Government under President Muhammadu Buhari to address the challenges of poverty and unemployment through the faithful implementation of the N-SIP
She noted that the recognition is a call to action for Ngeria Government to commit even more resources. assuring of continued transparency, efficiency and dedication in achieving the task of reducing poverty by 100m people in 10 years, in line with the target set by President Buhari.
Mrs Uwais has since 2016 been in charge of the National Social
Investment Office, a Nigeria Government portfolio which coordinates all components of the Social Investment Programme in an inclusive manner, not only reducing poverty but also fostering financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Nearly 10 million pupils in 32 states across the country are currently benefiting from the School Feeding Programme NHGSFP, while close to 650,000 poor and vulnerable households in 27 States are enrolled onto the National Cash Transfer Programme HUPcct
This is in addition to over 2 million people who have benefitted from interest and collateraI-free loans through Marketmoni, Tradermoni, and Farmermoni facilitated under the Government Economic Enterprise Programme (GEEP)