July 2, 2022 9:50 am

CBTT Carries NSR Sensitisation Campaign To Abia Community

By Our Reporter

The people of Oriendu autonomous community, Ohuhu clan, Umuahia North L.G.A, of Abia state has been enjoined to volunteer themselves and get captured in the National Social Register, NSR aimed at lifting 100 million people out of poverty in the next 10 years.

In her speech at the palace of Eze Philip Ajomiwe, the traditional ruler of the community, the team leader of Community Based Targeting Team Nwaire Ezenwanyi Queen, who came in company of the representatives of the Federal and State Governments during the advocacy visit, said the NSR is developed using the geographical and community-based targeting (CBT) Mechanism, using community members and anchored by the State Operation Coordinating unit (SOCU) in each of the state.

According to her, the National Social Safety Nets Project, NASSP was designed to have structures from the federal to the states, down to the local government levels, reflecting the three tiers of government and all geared towards reducing poverty and socio-economic vulnerabilities in Nigeria.

She revealed that the National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office, NASSCO under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs office’s mandate is responsible for building the NSR and coordinating livelihood support to extremely poor and vulnerable households in Nigeria.

According to her, NASSCO is a federal government organisation with the mandate to establish the building blocks & delivery of targeted transfers and livelihood supports to extreme poor and vulnerable households in Nigeria.

Lending his voice, a member of the group, Pastor Ralph Nwokonta decried the lukewarm attitude to the Federal projects by the Southeasterners unlike what is obtained from the other regions of the country; even as he reminded the people that only the poor and vulnerable groups including sojourners in the community should volunteer themselves for the exercise.

He said that the group which has about 30 days to cover five communities in the Local Government, informed that the social register will be kept at Abuja, to aid the Federal Government in National planning.

He made it clear that the exercise was sponsored by the World Bank to reduce poverty in Nigeria and Civil Servants are not included in the exercise.

Respectively in their speeches, Mrs Ndukwe Chidinma Cyril and Mrs Stanley Angela Kelechi informed Oriendu people that the engagement exercise will come before the numbering of each households in community, revealing further that after the exercise, enumerators will come to capture and in turn confirm what they had done.

In their respective responds, the traditional ruler of the community, Eze Philip Ajomiwe; Chief Onwuzuruigbo Madubuike; Woman leader, Mrs Agnes Ihediuko; Mr. Nwoke Onyebuchi, Village Head, Umuezebechi village; a representative of the Oriendu Youth President and Youth leader of Uhuokwu village, Mr. Chukwudike Onwuka among others lauded the project and promised to sensitize the villagers ahead of the data collection exercise.

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