Presented by

Terhide Utaan, MNSE
State Focal Person
Social Investments Programme

Job Creation and Youth Empowerment 1. Enlisting of 31,740 Benue youths into N-Power Volunteer Scheme

2. Physical Verification of Volunteers

3. Posting of Volunteers to primary places of assignment

4. Monitoring & Evaluation

31,740 Youths

Verification of N-power volunteers

Primary health Care Centres, Public primary Schools, Agricultural Development Programmes (ADP) and other MDAs

Monthly supervision of N-Power volunteers at their PPAs

9,833 Benue Youths selected in the First Phase placing the state Fourth nationally

9088 volunteers verified and receiving payment. 770 Failed verification and 330 have not shown up for verification

Postings completed and volunteers have since assumed duties

Postings successful done with consideration for proximity to beneficiaries places of residence

First phase of M&E carried out in May, 2017

N952,200,000.00 expected to be paid to Benue Youths on monthly basis

M& E to be carried out on monthly basis

Home Grown School Feeding Programme 1. Constitution of a Multi-Sectoral team

2. One Hot and Nutritious meal per day

3. Stakeholder Workshop

4. School Mapping

5. Train the Trainers Workshop

6. Recruitment of Cooks

7. Understudying of Osun State Model

8. Training of Recruited Cooks on Food Hygiene and Safety

9. Training of Cooks in conjunction with Honeywell Pasta on best cooking techniques, benefits of cooperatives and procurement mechanism

10. Registration of Cooks

11. Procurement Mechanism

12. Appointment of LGA Desk Officers and Grievance Officers

13. Cooking Utensils

16 Member team from relevant MDAs for implementation of HGSFP in the State

949,047 pupils

Bringing Together all stakeholders in the state and defining roles and responsibilities as well as developing a state operational guideline and work plan

1. All public primary Schools to determine actual number of pupils expected to be fed

2. Determination of number of Cooks required for the HGSFP

State Multi-Sectoral Team, Nutrition Focal Persons in 23 LGAs, WASH Officers in 23 LGAs, LGA Desk Officers and 23 Education Secretaries

4,150 Cooks Required

Visit to Osun State to learn from its success story

4,150 Cooks Trained in Collaboration with CEFTA, BSU Makurdi across 3 Senatorial Zones

4,150 Cooks Trained across 11 Federal Constituencies

Cook Registration carried out through Sterling Bank

Development of storage mechanism and identification of locations for storage

Appointment of 23 Dos and 46 GROs

Procurement and distribution of cooking utensils to all selected cooks

16 member team constituted with staff drawn from the Ministries of Finance, Health, Education, Agriculture, Trade and Investments, Justice, Women Affairs, SUBEB and NOA

272,818 from primaries 1-3 to be fed

1. Operational Model developed.

2. Food menu developed

3. MoU between FG and BNSG signed

272,818 pupils identified in primaries 1-3

4,150 Cooks Required

4,150 Cooks Recruited

Experience has enhanced the capacity of the State Multi-sectoral team in design and Implementation of the HGSFP and M&E.

Training successfully carried out and certificates issued to participants

Training successfully conducted and cooks already posted to public primary schools

Verification of details such as BVNs, Phone Numbers, Account Numbers and other personal information successfully carried out.

A procurement mechanism has been successfully designed and storage locations have been identified for aggregators.

23 Dos and 46 GROs as well as 10 member teams constituted in the 23 LGAs of the state.

The HGSF office has taken delivery of cooking aprons donated by the BNSG which have been distributed along with kitchen utensils procured through a facility from the partner bank, facilitated by the state Government.

Daily Transfer of N19,097,260 to Benue cooks (N3,819,452,000/annum0

HE, Governor Samuel Ortom declared the workshop open

16,337 applications received. In the future, Community Based Targeting approach will be employed for selection of cooks.

Conditional Cash Transfer 1. Constitution of State Operations and Coordinating Unit (SOCU) and State Cash Transfer unit (SCTU)

2. Constitution of Community Based Targeting Teams

Production and population of social register

Identification of 210 vulnerable persons in 276 council wards

Identification of poor and vulnerable persons for the purpose of developing a state social register ongoing

Process of identification of vulnerable persons for cash transfer ongoing

N5,000 to be disbursed by FG to each beneficiary monthly for 3 years. World Bank also partnering to provide support.

N289,800,000.000 accruable to the state monthly (N3,477,600,000.00/annum) effective from June, 2017

Government Enterprise and Empowerment programme (GEEP) 1. Provision of small loans of between N10,000 and N100,000 to support small scale businesses

2. Understudying of GEEP in Kogi State

3. Selection of Benue as a Regional Innovation Hub

Identification of market cooperatives

To understudy implementation in Kogi State and comparing strategies.

Leveraging on the state’s agricultural comparative advantage to benefit from the Technology Driven Agri-Business/ Agro-Allied Technology innovation Centre situated in the State

Collection of Certificates of registration from market men and women through their Market Associations and Cooperatives.

Visit successfully completed with resolution to sensitize the public on implementation process and recertification of cooperatives to ascertain their current status

Work on the Centre billed to commence as the Board of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is constituted by the FG.

The Bank of Industry (BOI) is coordinating and facilitating the loans at 1% interest.

Sensitization works and road shows scheduled in the 3 senatorial districts in order to enlighten prospective beneficiaries on the implementation process.