The federal government has announced plans to declare a day for senior citizens in the country. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, made the announcement when the management team of the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) led by its Director-General, Dr. Emem Omokaro paid her a visit in Abuja.
The Minister said, “We are requesting assistance for the NSCC to secure the National registration of senior citizens of Nigeria (SCN) who are 70 years and above. “I want to assure the NSCC of my resolve to follow on with the request made by Omokaro, through the relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies,”.
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“The purpose is for their effective identification for public respect, age-friendly services, and concessions in banking services and facilities, road, air, and rail transportation services as well as health and hospital services,” Omokaro said. The NSCC DG had earlier appealed to the Federal Government for the declaration of a national day of older persons in the country.
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