By: Emmanuel Ulayi.
Cross River State Government in partnership with the World Bank has trained One hundred and Eight Youths as Enumerators for the Social Safety Net Programme.
The State Commissioner for Ministry of International Development Cooperation (MIDC), Dr Inyang Asibong, while flagging off the traning of the enumerators exercise in Calabar ,said their responsibilities was to locate and identify the very poor and vulnerable citizens across the state.
Dr Asibong, said the National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO) will supervise the
enumerators who will move around communities to identify the visibly poor and vulnerable citizens inline with the State Government policy under Prof. Ben Ayade.
She urged all the stakeholders, especially the Local Government Chairmen to take ownership of the process and building of the social register.
“The National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO) is a World Bank project in partnership with the Federal and State Government to train youths as enumerators towards carrying out the given tasks of putting smiles on the faces of the poor and vulnerable households in Cross River State.
“Your diligent work can only guarantee this noble task by being dedicated to your assigned duties” she added.
The Cross River State Coordinator of NASSCO, Mr. Chris Anake, on his part, assured that all the poor and vulnerable households in the State, will be identified, validated and selected for different interventions.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of International Development Cooperation,(MIDC) Mr. Akwaji Timothy, harped on the need to rapidly increase the number of identified poor and vulnerable households across the State.
He said the funds for interventions like the Youths Public Workfare scheme, the Conditional Cash Transfer and the N-CARES project will can only be accessed based on the number of beneficiaries in the State Social Register.