5 March 2021 By Remi Johnson
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called on market men and women to leverage on the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) initiated by the Federal Government to win the war against poverty.
The Minister made the call in Abuja when the leadership of Market Men and Women Welfare Association of Nigeria, Kogi State chapter conferred on her the Amazon Role Model and Exemplary Leadership award.
Aliyu, noted that the TraderMoni, Grant for Rural Women Empowerment and other Social Investment Programmes of the Federal Government are strategies for enhancing social inclusion and a demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to bring succour and hope to the poorest of the poor and vulnerable households.
She, used the occasion to applaud the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, for her zeal and determination towards the realisation of the National Social Investment Programme.
While commenting on the award, the minister thanked the leadership for the honour, noting that the group has contributed immensely to the formation of every government in Kogi state.
Dr Aliyu task the women on harmony and synergy towards fostering peaceful coexistence.
Earlier in her remarks, the President of Market Men and Women Welfare Association of Nigeria, Kogi State chapter, Hajia Momo Gimba, who described the minister as a role model also said the award was in recognition of her efforts in uplifting the poor.