Home » Latest Politics » Nat’l social register: We’ve captured 26.8m extremely poor Nigerians — Minister

Nat’l social register: We’ve captured 26.8m extremely poor Nigerians — Minister

From Okwe Obi, Abuja
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said over 26.8 extremely poor Nigerians out of the estimated 82.9 million have been captured into the National Social Register (NSR), which is an equivalent to about 6.3 million households, to enable government fend for them.
Farouq explained that the 26.8 million had coverage across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT in 601 LGAs out of the 774 LGAs in Nigeria.
She added that government had covered 7,320 wards, and 72,363 communities, adding that it automatically provides the biggest database for any social inclusion or social protection intervention.
The Minister, who spoke yesterday, at the ministerial dialogue on NSR, in Abuja, explained that the portal would help the Federal Government facilitate the lifting of over 100 millions of poverty.
“As of 31st January 2021, out of the estimated 82.9 million (40.2 percent) Nigerians living below the poverty line, we have identified and registered 26.8 million poor and vulnerable individuals, equivalent to about 6.3 million households in our country.
“We are expecting another 20 million to be added to the database and held in the Rapid Response Register – a shock responsive intervention register, specifically targeted at urban informal workers impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. This database capacity is unprecedented in the history of our dear country.
“I am therefore pleased to announce and reiterate that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development now has the database that could provide evidence for impact tracing for most social development projects in Nigeria.
“We therefore welcome all MDAs and partners, to utilise the database of the poor and vulnerable Nigerians to support any effort that contributes to lifting people out of poverty,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, noted that the increasing population has affected the job opportunities, adding that government should begin to pay stipends to graduate so as to give them a sense of belonging.
“We are concerned by the increase of unemployment. And the rising of unemployment we do not see it coming down because of the population we have in Africa and in Nigeria.
“Our population has continued to soar without concomitant economic growth. So, this register is going to be mind by us too and as a good register that I have compartmentalized the people that are there into female, households, and youth will be assisted.

“We need to start giving the youth who are now restive a stipend no matter how small. We you do that it is an exercise of.good faith. It is a sign that the country has not forgotten them.
“Because it is a very tough situation for somebody to spend close to 20 years of schooling and roam the streets,” he said.

-Sun

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=59392

Posted by on Feb 16 2021. Filed under Latest Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Gov. Wike blasts Senate for confirming ex service chiefs as ambassadors

Headlines

Endorsement of Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job, an important turnaround for US, Nigeria relations – Buhari

Categories

Plot to nail Tinubu before 2023 thickens as EFCC steps up probe

Browse Africa & World Politics

Featuring Top 3/2065 of Africa & World Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1075 of National Politics

Anarchy spreading fast in Nigeria, former head of state sounds warning

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1448 of NNP Columnists

Tension as Sule Lamido lambasts Tinubu, Fashola over attack on Fulani in South-West

Advertisements

--

FEATURED VIDEOS

With new Ohaneze leadership, Igbos ready to play politics beyond the Niger

ARCHIVES

February 2021
S M T W T F S
« Jan   Mar »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28  

© 2021 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes