FG moves to declare Day for Senior Citizens


The Federal Government has said it would soon declare a special national day to celebrate the Senior citizens of the country.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq in Abuja.

The assurance was given when the management team of the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) led by its Director-General, Dr Emem Omokaro paid the Minister a courtesy visit in Abuja.

The Minister said, “We are requesting for 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,”.

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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