FG Set To Register Poor Nigerians
The federal government has announced it will with immediate effect open a National Social Registry (NSR) to capture the Nigerian poor and vulnerable in the country.
Olajide Odewale, the Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Ministry of Budget and National Planning said this during an engagement meeting with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Donor partners on NSR in Abuja.
Odewale, represented by Kayode Obasa, the Director, Social Development of the ministry said the register would help improve services in the country.
“A lot of misinformation and invalidated data are out there in the public domain.
“And attempt to use the data to implement the interventions have led sometimes to undesirable outcomes, hence the need to take the right steps.
“First, by warehousing details of the poor and vulnerable Nigerians irrespective of the location and socio-economic standings.
“I therefore, thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his visionary position and determination to ensure that every Nigerian is counted and given basic social service.’’