FG Begins Data Collection Of Terrorism Victims In Katsina
Federal Government has commenced data collection of terrorism victims in Katsina State to provide succour to the most vulnerable citizens following the prevailing insecurity in some Local Government Areas of the state.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development initiative was led by Nadia Muhammed-Soso, Naija News reports.
In a statement dated Thursday, December 22, the federal government said the affected citizens whose data are collected would be mainstreamed into all National Social Investment Programmes.
Muhammed-Soso, who heads the ministry’s Special Duties Department, was represented by Funke Olatunji.
During a sensitisation on the survey, she said 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,” Muhammed-Soso 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.