FG set to register Nigerian poor


Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Budget and National Planning : Ministry embarks on compiling a National Social Registry for Nigerian poor

By Lucy Nwachukwu

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning, says the National Social Registry (NSR) is part of Federal Government’s effort to capture the Nigerian poor and vulnerable in the country.

Mr Olajide Odewale, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary said this during an engagement meeting with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Donor partners on NSR in Abuja.

Odewale, represented by Mr 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…

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