Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON has commended the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq for her innovation in upgrading the Rapid Response Register (RRR) for the Covid-19 Cash Transfer Project.
Prof Osinbajo gave the commendation when he launched federal government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor, a cushion for those further impoverished by the
Covid -19 pandemic.
“I must commend the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and her team not only for this innovative effort but for the discipline and resourcefulness that they have brought into the execution of the project to deliver it so promptly and so well.
“With the RRR which uses a wholly technology-based approach, we are primed to achieve an end-to-end digital foot-print in cash transfers for the urban poor which also helps us achieve our financial inclusion policy under the Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access programme (EFInA).
“The groundbreaking success of the RRR now emboldens us to achieve our aspiration of a social security programme for a minimum of twenty million Nigerians in the next two years. This will be the largest of its kind on the continent”.
The Vice President also hinted that federal government will seek funding for the intervention program as the country deserves a social security scheme that will not only alleviate poverty but also create wealth for millions of those waiting for the opportunity.
This he said is a testament to the commitment of the Federal government of Nigeria to creat opportunities for millions of Nigerians to exit poverty with dignity and hope.