Hardship: No NIN, No Intervention Programmes for Poor Nigerians — Tinubu Declares

Tinubu Declares -No NIN, No Intervention Programmes for Poor Nigerians

Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu has underscored the critical role of National Identification Number (NIN) registration in facilitating effective social welfare measures for low-income NIgerians, insisting that without NIN registration there will be no intervention programmes.

Speaking at the Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House in Abuja on Friday, Tinubu assured Nigerians that his administration is tirelessly working to enhance their living standards.

Emphasizing the necessity of comprehensive data coverage, Tinubu asserted that without NIN registration, the government faces significant challenges in providing essential support to vulnerable populations.

He urged local authorities, irrespective of party affiliation, to mobilize citizens for NIN registration, alongside Permanent Voter Card (PVC) issuance.

Tinubu expressed concern for impoverished Nigerians who lack formal education and understanding of NIN’s significance, advocating for concerted efforts to educate and support them.

He articulated, “I urge the state chairmen that regardless of party affiliation, let us help citizens by mobilizing them for NIN registration. Not just PVCs.

“Some are poor Nigerians who have not experienced formal education and have no understanding of what NIN is and how it will benefit their lives. We must teach them. We must care for them.

“Without NIN, we can not embark on social security interventions for the vulnerable. We will be making faulty moves without accurate data and iron-clad, digital intervention structures.

“I have established a committee of governors, and it is headed by Sen. Kashim Shettima. It is working on what must be done to further lift our people.”

Furthermore, the president highlighted some of the programmes that are currently being rolled out by his administration,, including student loans, the national consumer credit system, and social welfare for the unemployed and graduates.

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“The programme of our government will be truly progressive; student loans, a national consumer credit system, and social welfare for the unemployed, as well as graduates.

“Every Nigerian will find a place of belonging in our country. In the eye of even the biggest hurricane, we will find that place of tranquillity and prosperous harmony for the benefit of all. Nigerians will all partake on this national journey to prosperity,” he concluded.