The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.
The National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO) recently released a report on the poverty rate in Nigeria and vulnerable households, which revealed that 9.45 million Nigerians are living in poverty. The NASSCO through its Agency for National Social Register of poor and Vulnerable Households indicates that as of January 31, 2020, Nigerians in poverty were from 2.25 million poor and vulnerable households. In the ongoing assessment in Nigeria communities, the poverty rate was examined in the 35 states of the federation.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is set to collaborate with USAID and the World Bank to finance a large-scale programme for disability and women empowerment in the country. The disability and women empowerment programme will especially cater for the welfare of the disabled in the country and vulnerable women.
The Federal Government on Tuesday disclosed that about 6 million Nigerians from 1.82 million households have benefitted from the Federal Government Cash Transfer Programme since it commenced. The National Coordinator National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), Dr.
The Africa Public and Civil Service Unions Network (APACSUN) said social protection is a basic right to all workers, which would enable them to cope with life’s risks. The Network said a large proportion of workers in the informal sector in Africa were not covered under the social security system. The problem was due to poor and limited benefits resulting from bad investments and poor management of funds by pension administrators.
The Federal Government, has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring access to affordable healthcare and robust social protection to member states of the Developing Eight (D-8) countries. The Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, gave the government’s reassurance yesterday in Abuja during the signing of the Headquarters Country Partnership Agreement for D-8 Health and Social Protection Programme Office. Dada expressed gratitude to D-8 member countries for the honour bestowed on Nigeria to host the Programme Office of the D-8 Health and Social Protectio