The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has reiterated the need for developed countries to honour the promises made in 2009 of mobilizing $100 billion annually to support climate action in developing countries.
The Minister who was one of the panellists at the Global Launch of the 2022 Humanitarian Overview, made this known while speaking on the theme ‘Climate Change and Responding to a More Challenging Humanitarian Landscape’ virtually hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Hajiya Sadiya stated that since the ministry’s establishment in August 2019, it has worked collaboratively with critical stakeholders to address socio-economic vulnerabilities and provide humanitarian action.
“Our focus towards reversing climate change requires vision, fortitude and coordinated action. This is a collective vision and must be deployed through engagement with international, regional and state actors. I believe we as a Government play a critical role in making sure that we provide the leadership required to achieve the vision, to ensure a stronger, greener and cleaner Nigeria for generations to come”.
The minister further explained that the Government of Nigeria, in partnership with the UN system and other critical stakeholders created a National Humanitarian Development Peace Framework which specifically focuses on enhancing disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation and strengthening disaster risk information, governance and infrastructure.
The Global Humanitarian Overview is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based overview of the current state and future trends in humanitarian action.
The launch is part of a global plan to engage decision-makers and humanitarian actors in highlighting the key themes and urgent priorities covered in the Global Humanitarian Overview 2022.
Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman; editing by Abdullahi Lamino