Mixed reactions have welcomed the launch of the Federal Government’s N5,000 Rapid Response Register (RRR) Programme.
The Vice President and Chairman of the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) Yemi Osinbajo, at the flag-off ceremony of the programme announced that:
“As of 31st December 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.”
RRR is a programme under the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP), targeted at about 20 million Nigerians.
Through the programme, FG plans to disburse about N10 billion to 2 million poor and vulnerable people across the country.
The programme targets “the urban poor wards selected using scientifically validated methods of satellite remote sensing technology, machine learning algorithm and big data analysis.”
During the launch of the programme, the vice president announced that “about 3,115 households received alerts of payments instantly at the flag-off of the project. All the households already identified will receive N5000 cash transfer from January to June.”
WHAT NIGERIANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS
This development has attracted mixed reactions from Nigerians on socialmedia. Some have commended the programme while many condemned it.
Isaiah Kumuyi was among the few that commended the initiative, he reacted that: “This iss very commendable of the Muhammad Buhari administration. Kudos to you, Sir, VP Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for leading the charge.”
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Many Nigerians on the other hand have condemned the programme. Many are of the believe that the money cannot free Nigerians from poverty.