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NASSCO commences second wave of Rapid Response Register in LGAs

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By Ngozi Agusiobo

Anambra State Operations Coordinating Unit, in collaboration with National Social Safety Nets Programme (NASSCO) of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is to embark on second wave of Rapid Response Register in the 21 local Councils in the state.

The coordinator of Anambra State Operations Coordinating Unit, Bede Okoli made this known during a stakeholders’ sensitisation meeting on the second wave of Rapid Response Register, aimed at creating awareness to the public in the rollout of Rapid Response Register (RRR) scheme .

He noted that the register will serve as a database to provide emergency social assistance to mostly urban and semi urban households that were made vulnerable by the economic shocks oi the COVID-19 pandemic’s future challenging situations.

According to him, ” the agency has listed affected communities in the 21 local government council areas with their USSD codes for each location to easily enroll all affected applicants free of cost for the N5,000 monthly stipends for a period of six months”.

He also said that despite the widespread impact of the pandemic on livelihood ,RRR would target households based on the resources available .He urged all, especially the traditional institutions ,local government councils, among others to drive the enrollment with their USSD codes to ensure that people benefit from the mapped out funds made available for the state.

It will be recalled that NASSCO was established in 2016 by the Nigeria Government, in partnership with the World Bank to strengthen social safety nets and social protection system in Nigeria to help end extreme poverty.

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