The National Economic Council (NEC), presided over by Vice President Kashim Shettima on Thursday ignored the National Social Register developed under Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for failing the integrity test.
The Council instead proposed implementing a cash transfer programmes for states based on their social registers and a cash reward policy for public servants for six months.
This was disclosed at the briefing of State House Correspondents at the end of the over five hours meeting, by governors of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, Bauchi, Bala Mohammed and Ogun, Dapo Abiodun.
According Soludo said NEC resolved that the states should come up with their own registers using formal and informal means to develop it, assuring that all beneficiaries at the subnational level could easily been accessed that way.
“We need to face the problem of the fact that we don’t have a credible register,” he said.