We’ve Register of poor, vulnerable people —Ondo govt
The Ondo State Government has registered no fewer than 161,000 poor and vulnerable individuals and 48,500 household heads from across the 18 Local Government Areas in the last two years.
This was made known yesterday at a 2-day refresher training programme for Community Based Targeting (CBT) team members and enumerators in the Ondo Central Senatorial Districts of the state (six local governments). which is being replicated in Southern and Northern Senatorial Districts of Ondo State.
The programme which was organised by the National Social Safety NET Communicating Office (NASSCO),Abuja in collaboration with the Ondo State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU) in preparing participants for the sixth batch of CBT exercise in the state.
In his Goodwill message, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said the state government would further expand the already existing Single Register of Poor and Vulnerable Households in the state.
Akeredolu commended the officers for working hard towards achieving the set goal, charging them not to relent in ensuring that the downtrodden further feel the impact of the programme.
The governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Public and Intergovernmental Relations, Mrs Olubunmi Ademosu posited that the programme is all about reaching out to the poor and vulnerable in the society.
The governor who affirmed that the programme has been very effective in the last two years as no fewer than 161,000 individuals and 48,500 household heads from across the 18 Local Government Areas have been captured in the state Single Register added that this register belongs to the state and is available to anybody or organization with one form of intervention or the other.
He maintained that it will be a continuous process to ensure everyone enjoy the dividends of democracy by ensuring that every poor household is captured.
The State Coordinator, SOCU, Barrister Olaoluwa Bankole noted that the office came into existence two years ago with the aim of establishing Single Register of the poor and vulnerable households across the 18 local government areas.
According to Bankole, officers deployed for the exercise have continue to received training for effective service delivery.
He noted that the 2- day refresher training is to further boost their morales and remind them what they have been thought in the past.
The Chairman, Akure South Local Government, Mr Gbenga Olaniyi who was represented by his Vice, Mr Oluwarotimi Abitogun averred that the programme was unprecedented in the history of the state.
He said for government to go to the door steps of people at the grassroots to attend to them based on their needs was commendable.