From Princely Onyenwe
The Imo State government reeled out a breaking social welfare scheme across the twenty seven local government areas of the state and the exercise has continued in earnest.
9News Nigeria reports that the social welfare scheme was taken down to all the wards in Imo state to capture the bio data of the rural populace by the officers of government.
Meanwhile the turn up of people was low in some communities visited while some few other areas recorded huge success of large turn out of people as reported by 9News Nigeria.
Recall that when the shared prosperity government of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma came onboard, one of the challenges his administration faced was that of no database for both the state civil servants and the citizens in general.
On noting the setback, the government went straight into establishing the Imo State Data management centre, an agency saddled with the responsibility of generating an accurate database for the State.
This database will help handle issues related to ghost-workers, promotion, migration from service to pension etc in the state civil service while addressing welfare related matters for the citizens.
Upon completion, citizens who successfully register and get their IMSSBN will be able to have access to health insurance, loans and business support from the government, employment opportunities, skill acquisition as well as generate citizen inforpedia.
This program will tackle unemployment among the youths, quality health care delivery as well as help the government make proper planning for the citizens in terms of social welfare packages and provision of social amenities.
Contrary to the nauseating stories making around about this scheme, this exercise is also targeted at enrolling every adult in Imo State (indegene) into an enterprise database platform just like the state government did when sanitizing the civil service.
The government therefore encourage all Imolites to utilize this opportunity to get their IMSSBN to enable them benefit from the dividends of democracy from the state government.
The social welfare database is targetted at having the actual collation of both Imo adults at rural communities and the state civil servants.
However, some persons and anti-government groups are talking down on this interesting social welfare database scheme which has enough social welfare package to be rolled out at the end of its capturing exercise as gathered by 9News Nigeria.
Regrettedly the National Orientation Agency, Imo State chapter are expected to make this program known to all Imolites through the required medium at various locations cum villages. Alot of people in the rural areas have not been captured from our investigation.
The awareness and sensitization is poor and and therefore demands extension of its capturing exercise to enable our rural populace be enrolled into the social welfare database while expecting the huge benefits without delay. If this is achieved according, it will be another breaking plus to the Hope Uzodinma’s led administration as reported by 9News Nigeria.
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