Ondo single register hits 445,891 poor, vulnerable households
The Ondo State Single Register of Poor and Vulnerable Household has hit 445,891 households across the 18 local government areas in the state.
The Coordinator, State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), Bankole Olaoluwa, disclosed this while speaking with Community Development Officers (CDOs) from the councils in a quarterly meeting in Akure, the state capital.
According to Olaoluwa, the Single Register (SR) is an outcome of a community-driven targeting approach facilitated by Ondo SOCU of National Social Safety-net Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Abuja.
He reiterated that “community members are to use their subjective knowledge to define poverty and recognise poor and vulnerable community members resident in their communities.”
The SOCU Coordinator lauded the CDOs for being dutiful and instrumental to the success of the exercise, stressing that the principles guiding the activity must at no time be compromised.
He encouraged all to make adequate use of the SR as it is a central database that is not only verifiable, but also readily accessible for government, development partners and individuals who desire to bring succor in whatever form to people under various categories (people living with disabilities, aged, unskilled, skilled youth, under-five etc).