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30,338 Poor Homes Enumerated For FG’s Intervention In Nine Delta LGAs

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More than 30, 000 Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVH) in nine Local Government Areas of Delta State have been enumerated to benefit from the Federal Government Social Intervention Programme and cash transfer.

This was disclosed at the two-day training exercise for Community Based Targeting Team responsible for the enumeration of vulnerable groups in Oshimili-South and North Local Government Areas.

Members of the team trained in Asaba on Friday by Delta State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU) include over 40 Community Development Officers (CDO), enumerators, desk officers and others.

In their separate remarks, the Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr Barry Gbe and the Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Michael Egwunyenga stressed on the need for participants to actively participate in meeting the objectives of the program.

Accordingly, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Governor and Chairman of the occasion, Dr Kingsley Emu stated that the humanitarian project would require diligence and commitment on the part of participants to better the lives of helpless persons in their concerned areas.

Delivering her goodwill message, the state focal person, Barr Bridget Anyafulu stated that 30, 338 poor and vulnerable households in nine local government areas of the state had been enumerated.

While urging the participants to take the exercise seriously, Anyafulu who is also a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor said the officers were charged with sensitization and community engagement, stressing that proper capturing of data would be achieved only when enumerators understood their roles.

In an interview with newsmen, the State Coordinator of SOCU, Dr Emmanuel Bratte explained that government officials had nothing to do in identifying vulnerable persons but the community members.

‘’The community members identify the poor and vulnerable persons in their midst and then they are enumerated and those who fall within the criteria have been enlisted and will receive the monthly cash transfer of N5000 or N10,000 as the case may be by the Federal Government.

N5000 may seem very small to some people but if you look at the broader context, taking a state with 100,000 participants for instance, that gives you N500 million. If that is added to the economy, asides the federal allocation, it will have a multiplier effect’’, he said.

 


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