The United Nations has declared that the Somali government does not recognize the SSC as an independent regional admin.
The envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General in Somalia Ms. Catriona Laing, who was reporting on the United Nations Day on Thursday this week, was asked Somalia government’s SSC position, where she replied;

“my understanding is the government does not recognise this area as a state but has recognised them as an administration, and therefore a body they will engage with. The UN obviously does not recognise bodies. But we note this administration and are also engaging with them in order to be able to deliver, as you mentioned, the humanitarian response that is sorely needed.