The World Bank said that Nigeria had so far accessed less than 50 million dollars out of the 300 million dollars earmarked by the Bank for youth empowerment and other social works in the country.
Nigeria Lead Social Protection Specialist, Foluso Okunmadewa, said this at the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation Midterm Review Policy Level meeting in Abuja.
Okunmadewa said that the bank had in 2013, earmarked the fund to support federal and state government efforts to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable in the society.
He said of recent, the programme which had four components, had been doing badly, mentioning the Social Register component, which had the ambitious aim to compile the list of the most vulnerable people and households in Nigeria, as example.
According to him, it is sad to note that only eight states has thus far keyed into the programme.