Bayelsa State Operations Coordinating Unit to organize workshop for Desk officers

Desk officers in charge of the establishment of Social Register have been charged to take responsibility of their duties in the Local Government Areas to achieve the aims and objectives of the programme.

Coordinator, State Operations Coordinating Unit (SOCU) of the National Social Safety-Nets Project, Mr. Felix Asingbi gave the charge in a meeting with Desk Officers of the eight Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State.

Mr. Asingbi who noted that their duties are crucial to the success of the programme, challenged them to monitor and supervise the field officers to ensure a credible Social Register.

He emphasized the need for the ranking of communities that were not done in the buildup of the social register stressing that SOCU is organizing a one-day workshop for Desk Officers tomorrow as part of requirement for the establishment of the programme in the country.

Reiterating further, Mr. Asingbi said regularization of bank accounts will soon commence noting that GRM Focal Persons will be engaged for the exercise.

He however pointed out that Agbura community in Yenagoa Local Government Area will be used as a pilot exercise for the regularization of Bank Accounts.

Also speaking, Head of Operations, SOCU, Mr. Okoriye Eric advised Desk Officers to continue the sensitization of stakeholders in their Local Government Areas.