FG plans national register for poor

The Federal Government is planning to establish a national register for the poor living in Nigeria.

According to the government , the register would aid its plans of lifting millions of poor people out of poverty , as it would know the exact number of poor people in Nigeria .

The government had often stated that it plans to lift 100 million poor Nigerians out of poverty in a period of 10 years.

Speaking during the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty , the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs , Disaster Management and Social Development , Sadiya Farouq , said a unified register for the poor would be out soon .

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