The House of Representatives is initiating a legal backing to enhance implementation of social investment programmes targeted at vulnerable citizens of Nigeria.
To this end, it passed for second reading a bill seeking to establish a National Social Investment Programme.
The bill also seeks the establishment of a coordination office within the relevant ministry .
The bill is sponsored by House Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase and ten others.
It made provisions for the creation of a trust fund to alleviate poverty, assist the vulnerable and empower the poor.
The targeted groups include the Aged, Students, unemployed and infirm.