The Lagos State Government has said over 2.2 million members of households have been registered with the state’s Single Social Register.
The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sam Ebube, said this on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Lagos State Operations Coordinating Unit in Ikeja.
Ebube, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Adebayo Sotade, said the register would help beneficiaries to receive social interventions.
He said, “This forum is a timely avenue for the Lagos State government to sensitise, educate and create awareness among stakeholders on the Single Social Register generated by LASOCU, which generates a pathway for poverty alleviation and social intervention in a planned manner.
“Currently, the register stands at almost 558,000 poor and vulnerable heads of households, with more than 2.2 million members of households, and registration is ongoing across the state.”
The state coordinator, LASOCU, Mrs Oluwakemi Adedeji, explained that the register was complied based on households within each local government area.
“The SSR is the verified data of poor and vulnerable households in the state; it is complied via a network of community-based target teams in conjunction with the local governments by enumerating each household within the area to determine their eligibility to be on the register,” she said.
The coordinator, National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office, Mr Apera Iorwa, said the support of the government had made Lagos to be at the forefront of the utilisation of the social register in the country.Follow us on social media