FG registers over 3 million poor, vulnerable Nigerians in social register

FG registers over 3 million poor, vulnerable Nigerians in social register

- Over 3 million poor, vulnerable Nigerians have been registered in the ongoing National Social Register

- The register provides a gateway for people to register and be considered for potential inclusion in social programmes

- It was gathered that 2019 report shows that the registration was carried out in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for 30 per cent of the local governments across the states

The federal government has registered 3,031,065 individuals and 755,112 households in the ongoing National Social Register (NSR) being handled by the National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO).

Legit.ng reports that in a 2019 report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), signed by Apera Iorwa, the national coordinator NASSCO, said the register provides a gateway for people to register and be considered for potential inclusion in social programs.

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“The NSR has state coordinating offices set up in all but one state with memorandum of understanding signed with 36 states and the FCT," he said.

FG registers over 3 million poor, vulnerable Nigerians in social register

Infographics showing data distribution of NSR. Credit: NAN
Source: UGC

It was gathered that in 2017, the federal government said it would register about five million Nigerians in the ongoing National Social Register for the poor and vulnerable households.

The 2019 report shows that the registration was carried out in 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for 30 per cent of the local governments across the states.

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NAN reports that Katsina has the highest number of households visited – 113,268 and individuals – 507,160.

Also, 1,499,042 males and 1,532,023 females were registered, 96.78 per cent were not disabled and 3.22 per cent were disabled.

FG registers over 3 million poor, vulnerable Nigerians in social register

Chat showing data distribution of NSR. Credit: NAN
Source: UGC

The report states that NASSCO will formally inform social intervention stakeholders on the data availability of poor, vulnerable households for mining.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed that Nigeria has not less than 10.5 million out-of-school children, which is the largest number globally.

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