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Palliative: Verification of Social Register Ongoing- Betta Edu

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty alleviation, Betta Edu, says that the national social register is being verified in order to more accurately classify and identify Nigerians who are in urgent need of assistance.

She made this known during a television interview on Friday.

Edu stated that to expand and validate the record, her ministry would work closely with local government stakeholders and state governors.

“The first thing which we are starting almost immediately is the verification of the social register.

“In a couple of weeks, we have been going back and forth with the governors’ forum and several interested parties, saying ‘the register is okay and not okay. The people who are truly poor are not on the list,’ she said.

“We are going to first carry out a full verification of the social register to ensure that truly it is the poorest of the poor, those who deserve to be on that list, that are on that list”. She added

The social registry was established to support programmes for social investment and financial transfers.


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