Economy

Oyo Commences Fifth Round of Community-Based Identification of Vulnerable

The fifth round of community-based targeting exercise in eighteen local government areas has commenced following the approval by the Oyo State Government.

The community driven-exercise is aimed at populating the register of the poor of the poor and vulnerable in the state.

Addressing the supervisors for the exercise, the Coordinator, Youth Employment and Social Support Operation, Oyo State, Mrs Laide Lasis charged them to make use of personal protective equipment while carrying out the assignment in the communities.

She charged the community based targeting teams to make COVID-19 enlightenment their entry interaction during the focus group discussion.

According to Mrs Lasis, the main task of the supervisors is to ensure that the errors made by community based teams are corrected during the exercise.

She disclosed that efforts are on to extend the exercise to the remaining fifteen local governments in order to identify the less privileged among them so as to populate the Oyo State social register for the poor and the vulnerable.

Some of the local governments where the exercise is currently taking place are; Akinyele, Oriire, Ibadan North-West, Ibadan North-East, Oluyole and Iwajowa Local Government.

Others are Atiba Egbeda, Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North, Ido, Irepo, Kajola, Ogo-Oluwa, Olorunsogo, Saki East and Surulere.

Nofiu Busari

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