Borno State


Borno state yesso has been able to capture (10) local government areas 256 communities, 103,185 households 326,432 individuals including the poor and vulnerable/the internally displaced persons in the states.


Borno state is in the north east of Nigeria with its capital in Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the spilt of the north east state. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe state. Borno is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria and several other ethnic groups, it has 27 local government areas. Borno state is the second largest state in Nigeria. According to UN global multi-dimensional poverty index shows that borno state occupy 70.1% poverty rate in Nigeria. Borno has been the epicenter of the Islamist group Boko Haram (BH) in the last decade. The conflict in borno came into lime light in 2009 after the clashes between Boko Haram and government security forces. The state can now be seen as the seat of the terrorist group, the state and the population suffered heavy damages in the hands of the group.


The Borno SOCU/YESSO came into existence in the late November 2017 with a view to help the poor and vulnerable in the Boko Haram devastated state. This came after the former governor of Borno state Hon. Kashim Shettima who used his wisdom to go to the world Bank Abuja office on how they will provide succor to the devastated masses, subsequently approval was given by the world Bank in collaboration with NASSCO.


NASSCO as a body initially started with six (6) Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state with a view to train local Government Community Development Officers and Enumerators on Host Community base identification (HCBI) and later a firm G-CASI was contracted and registered about 254,218 Households. But later FOCU introduced community Based Targeting Process (CBT) in which the state produced Single Register (SR) and Unified Register of Beneficiaries (URB) which were mined by both (TGT) & (PWF) in April, 2019, for their intervention and later (S4J) also mined from the register.


The YESSO was conceptualized with a mandate of tackling the ever-increasing level of poverty and unemployment amongst the youths in the rural area across the country. YESSO was built to support the existing systems at Federal and State levels. The social status of almost all the beneficiaries have changed for better especially the families that were ravaged by Boko Haram and have lost everything. Single Register (SR) has been established in the Six (6) selected LGAs. Borno has been issued Clearance for their (URB) Phase 1-6 and currently clearance for Phase 7 is being expected. The Local Government Area covered are Bama, Konduga, Jere and MMC with total number of Household 136,465, Individuals 563,941, male 282, 384 female 281, 557. The SR covered six (6) LGA’s, Gubio, Konduga, Mafa, Magumeri, Shani. Hawul with total number of households 7,130 (PVHH), Individuals 33,728, male 16,693 female 17,035.


The State Operation Coodination Unit (SOCU) has outsourced the (CBT) process to firm (AIPD) to undertake the CBT that covers 5 LGA’s, Askira Uba, Chibok, Dikwa, MMC. The firm has registered a total of 4100 households, 23,352 individuals, male 10,894 female 11,458. SOCU engaged Telnet Eng. firm to covers 3 LGA’s Jere, Kaga, Mobbar and were able to register 2,843 Households : 11,923 individuals, male 6,269 females 5,654.


Borno Targeted Grant Transfer (TGT) intervention for communities from (10) local government areas residing in IDP camps mined from the (URB). And they have been paid their first trench of the basic grant i.e. N30,000. The (SGT) Special Grant Transfer (SGT) for the aged vulnerable and physically challenged comprising of the age 65years and above, while the others having 18-64 years that are physically challeged are paid quarterly for one year. The (SGT) beneficiaries have been paid the first three quarters of the intervention i.e. N20,000 for each quarter. The reduction in malnutrition in camp is very evident due to the SGT, PWF and TGT transfers which enabled families feed better. Other outcomes of the support such as saving culture, small trading, and reduction of social vices in camp by empowering the youths is manifesting in the camps. There's also increase in children enrollment in school in the camps as they attested to using some money for that purpose. Women and men have started some business' s with the basic grants given and they are still on their petty trades.


In Borno state the number of household single register (SR) is 7,130 and 33,728 number of individuals 16,693 male 17,035 females. In the unified register of beneficiaries (URB) 10 LGAs 256 communities 103,185 households, 326,432 individuals 162,269 male 164,163 females. Targeted Grant Transfer (TGT) intervention has in Borno has 103,185 eligible households out of that 65,209 households have been paid the basic transfer of N30,000 each. For the Special Grant Transfer (SGT), 256 communities in 10 LGAs were covered where 10,913 individuals were approved to be paid. Out of which 9,344 were aged beneficiaries with 65years and above (A), 5,798 male 3,546 females. 1,569 were among the physically challeged beneficiaries between the age 18-64 years (B) out of that 782 are male and 787 female. A total of 10,953 individual beneficiaries were paid N20,000 each quarter (3 quarters now) There was 257 attrition of the total mined for payment due to one reason or the other. Public workfare (PWF) mined 44,402 beneficiaries from the URB but 44,361 were validated/enrolled and subsequently the 44,361 were paid up to date, 20,032 male 24,329 female. For the Skills for job (S4J) intervention a total number of participating beneficiaries are 248.


The S4J beneficiaries have successful completed the 3 months Skill level training (Orientation, Life skills, Sector Specific and Entrepreneurship Training). They are already deployed for their 6 months internship with the various Private Sector Operators PSO’s of their chosen endearvours for practical experience.The beneficiaries have been registered for March 2020 Modular Series Certificate Examination (NABTEB). On eventual completion of the exams the beneficiaries are going to be each be given the appropriate starter pack to commence practicing the skills they acquired to earn their own income.