The federal government of Nigeria launches Rapid Response Register (RRR) for the urban poor affected by the corona Virus 19 pandemic.
This initiative was launched by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday the 19th of January 2021.
The Rapid Response Register scheme would see the FG share ₦5000 monthly to households as it says 1 million households would benefit from the scheme.
This scheme is target at those living in the urban areas of the country which has entered some challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the Vice President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akanda said: “Osinbajo today launched a technology-based Rapid Response Register which identifies urban poor people who in the next 6 months willl receive ₦5000 monthly. In all 1 million households will benefit from this especially cash transfer being implemented by the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry.”
The Vice President added that the implementation of the scheme would enable Nigeria to achieve its financial inclusion policy under the Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access programme (EFInA).
During the inauguration of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Registration (RRR) Cash Transfer Project, the Vice President said:
“As of Dec. 31, 2020, we have identified and registered about 24.3 million poor and vulnerable individuals into the National Social Register; equivalent to about 5.7 million households.
“Through this project, we are currently injecting about N10billion directly into the hands of about two million poor and vulnerable households every month.
“This social protection method of targeting is the first strategy to be developed and tested in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and Nigeria will be the first country for its implementation.
“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.”