NASSP institutional arrangement is designed to ensure compatibility and synergy with other safety nets programs, which can be federal-level, state-level or other interventions. This institutional arrangement involves both the oversight and the coordination functions. The National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) was established under the Office of the Vice President to coordinate social safety nets programs in the country.
The main oversight function for NASSP rests with the Vice President of Nigeria, with a statutory body called the National Steering Committee (NSC) actively performing the function. The NSC is a multi-sectorial and inter-ministerial body for policy and oversight of NASSP chaired by the Vice President. Membership includes Ministers of relevant MDAs with social safety net mandates and those with a technical mandate in the implementation of NASSP, representatives of the national legislature, organised private sector and civil society. The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments is the Political Head, reporting directly to the Vice President, who provides policy direction, coordination and oversight of NASSCO as well as all Social Investment programs.
Similarly, a National Technical Committee (NTC), was set up and mandated with the responsibility for reviewing the budget and work plan of NASSP to ensure synergy amongst projects for better optimization of resources. The NTC provide sectorial technical guidance into NASSP delivery; establish a mechanism for use of lessons/information from NASSP to facilitate delivery of MDAs; and establish standard relationships with partners both within and outside of government.
NASSCO key objectives are: