COVID-19: FG Flags Off 2nd Wave Of Rapid Response Register for Uban Poor In Anambra







 COVID-19: FG Flags Off 2nd Wave Of  Rapid Response Register for Uban Poor In  Anambra 

By NKIRU NWAGBO,AWKA


The Federal Government of Nigeria has flags off it COVID-19 second waves Rapid Response Register (RRR), in Anambra State.


The programme is a response for the poor living in urban centers that have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, who was represented by Engr. Bede Okoye, the Anambra State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU).

While flagging off the programme at Government House Awka, on Friday, said the register would only identify residents in the state that have been made poorer due to the pandemic, targeting mainly businessmen/women.


According to the Minister, the scheme was designed by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, through the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), in partnership with the World Bank, to cushion the effect of the people affected by COVID-19 Pandemic.


She explain that the target group for the RRR, will be drawn largely from urban poor and vulnerable population not yet supported through the existing National Social Safety Nets Project, non-traditional poor in urban and semi-urban highly populated settlements and/or slums impacted by COVID-19. And that those eligible for registration into the Rapid Response Register will consist mainly on low income earners involved in the informal sector, low-level private sector employees that lost their jobs because of the pandemic and urban poor/destitute and persons with disabilities.


She noted that Registrars employed for the programme, have been deployed to all the 21 Local Government Areas Headquarters of the State for onward commencement of the registration and revalidation, slated for next week#

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