FG Register 807,200 Poor & Vulnerable Individuals in Katsina
The National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) has on Friday released the list of the National Social Register of Poor & Vulnerable Households by states.
According to the register, there are 176,724 Households and 807,200 individuals in Katsina State.
The Agency which is saddled with the responsibility of building a database of poor & vulnerable households & coordinates Social Protection programs in Nigeria said the “Register is available to be mined for COVID19 response measures targeting the poor & vulnerable.”
According to NASSCO, the National Social Register is “a gateway for registered poor and vulnerable households to access social interventions or welfare packages by the government, philanthropy, NGOs and/or businesses.
“The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is using the list to reach the extreme poor with cash transfers.
“The cash transfer is currently paying 1 million poor and vulnerable households.”
The Agency also hinted that the Federal Government will be expanding the number of registered households from 2.6 million to 4 million by June 2020.