The Kaduna State Social Investment Office (KADSIO) was established by an executive order by the Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i on the 1st of January 2020, the office is entrusted with the task of uplifting the lives and livelihoods of Kaduna Citizens, especially those from Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) by managing and coordinating all the National Social Investment Programmes, including the State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), and coordinating Social Protection activities.
Since the establishment of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) in 2016, these programmes combined have supported more than 815,650 direct beneficiaries in Kaduna State through a fair and transparent process supported by the Federal Government and World Bank.
The year 2020 was a unique year around the world, exposing the fragility of systems, structures, and lives. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kaduna State Social Investment office (KADSIO) thrived in ensuring succour was provided to the Poor and Vulnerable Households in the State.
KADSIO Supervises programmes/units
The Kaduna State Social Protection Policy which was put together by the State Steering Committee on Social Investment reflects the state government’s commitment to inclusive governance that leaves no one behind, regardless of cultural, ethnic, religious or partisan affiliations, but provides equal opportunity for residents to live productive and dignifying lives. Social protection is a paramount public policy objective, designed to respond to the consequences of challenging social and economic challenges. The rising levels of poverty worsened by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the disease, deprivation and destitution, maternal and child mortality, youth unemployment, the poor state of our education and healthcare, the widening levels of inequality and many other challenges that constitute the everyday experience of vulnerable residents of the State define the peculiarly desperate complexion of these times.