The Youth Employment and Support Operation, a World Bank assisted program, is to open social registers aimed at capturing poor people in six additional states of the federation.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Acting National Coordinator, Hajara Sami, gave some of the states where the exercise will begin in 2019 to include Akwa Ibom, Abia, Kaduna and Kebbi.
Sami explained that the program was restructured midway to accommodate persons who were affected by Boko Haram terrorism in the Northeast and other regions. She said it would provide less-privileged Nigerians with targeted cash transfers for internally displaced persons to enable them start their lives afresh.
She stressed that government was committed to reducing the worsening poverty and high level of youth unemployment in the country.