Nasarawa Assembly tasks SOCU on accurate, transparent data of vulnerable, lauds FG intervene.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged the State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU), a unit of the Federal Government intervention programme to ensure transparency and accuracy in generating data for the poor and vulnerable ones in the State that will benefit from the program.
This, the House said, was to ensure that only the poor benefited from the N5000 monthly stipend provided by the Federal Government for the poor in the state.
Hon Onarigu Onah Kana, the Chairman, House Committee on SDGs made the call during a familiarization visit of State Operations Coordinating Unit, SOCU to the committee today in Lafia.
He also urged the SOCU to shun sentiments in generating data for the poor and vulnerable ones in order to improve on their standard of living.
” We want to advise you to be sincere, transparent and ensure accuracy in generating data for the poor and vulnerable.
” This is to ensure that only the poor and vulnerable benefits from the Federal Government intervention programme for the poor in the state,” he said.
Hon Onarigu said that the committee would not fold its hands to watch anybody generate wrong data for the poor in the State.
He assured the SOCU of their readiness to support them to succeed at all times.
Mr Hussaini Adamu Musa, the State Coordinator, Nasarawa State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU) said that the have generated 500,000 Households and I million individuals data in the state.
He disclosed that 48, 000 poor are currently benefiting from the N5000 monthly in the State.
The Coordinator said that the data have been generated through community based approach to generate names of the poor and vulnerable.
The coordinator assured of their commitment to generate accurate and reliable date for the poor and vulnerable ones in the state.