FG Begins Data Collection For Terrorism Victims

Federal Government has commenced collection of data of people affected by the prevailing insecurity in some Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

Information gathered that the data is being collected by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

The team leader, Nadia Muhammed-Soso, disclosed this in Katsina that the aim was to mainstream the victims into all National Social Investment Programmes.

Muhammed-Soso, who heads the ministry’s Special Duties Department, was represented by Funke Olatunji.

She said during a sensitisation on the survey, that the victims had suffered enough and required life changing support.

“It is a fact that insecurity in Nigeria has continued to restrict access to basic services and both affected people and host communities require emergency support and other necessary humanitarian assistance.

“To this end, the ministry whose mandate is to provide assistance for vulnerable groups in Nigeria, has realised the enormous challenges faced by the victims of terrorism across Nigeria and has commenced a pilot phase of sensitisation and survey of the victims,” she said.

The official listed the programmes run by the ministry to include Conditional Cash Transfer, Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme, N-Power, National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, and Grant for Vulnerable Groups.

“The ministry intends to mainstream the victims into all National Social Investment Programmes with a view to strengthening their resilience through social inclusion and provision of durable solutions,” she added.

Muhammed-Soso expressed hope that the beneficiaries of the exercise would make good use of the opportunity and provide concrete information that would guide the ministry in achieving its set goals

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