A community based organized, New Incentives All Babies Are Equal Initiative (NI-ABAE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian govt on increasing the demand for routine immunization through the govts conditional cash transfer Programme (CCT).
The Memorandum of Understanding which is for a period of three years will see the organization providing feasible support to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Ministey of Health, National Primary Health Care Development Agencies and State Primary Health Care Development Agencies.
NI-ABAE Initiative will also ensure greater coordination of NGOs registered with MBNP through support to some of the programmes of the International Cooperation Department of MBNP and promote greater monitoring of NI-ABAE initiative’s activities.
On its parts, the government assist NI-ABAE Initiative where needed in enhancing co-operation between it and other development organizations, provide technical assistance and guidance to NI-ABAE Initiative, where required, in implementing some of its conditional cash transfer developmental programmes and advice it on appropriate procedures, controls and training that may be necessary to implement some of their developmental programmes.
The government will also introduce NI-ABAE Initiative to other government Ministries for assistance and Partnership for any of NI-ABAE Initiative’s activities and programmes, assist in interfacing with other regulatory Ministries and agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and participate in NI-ABAE Initiative’s programmes and events when necessary.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma signee on behalf of government, while Obinna Ebirim signed on behalf of NI-ABAE.
The Memorandum Of Understanding takes effect immediately.