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International Family Day: FG to empower 30 distress families 

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq

In commemoration of the International families Day, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is to empower about thirty families in need.

In a statement by the Deputy Director, Information Of the Ministry, Rhoda Iliya, Minister Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq says the gesture is part of the effort toward uplifting the lives of families in the country.

It emphasises that the mandate of the Ministry is to improve the living standard and enhance the quality of life of families, the poor and the vulnerable in the society.

The statement calls on Nigerian families to embark on sustained vigilance and prayers towards bringing to an end the current security challenges facing the nation and displaced communities.

It also urges families to monitor the activities of their children and wards to safeguard the recruitment and use of children and youths to commit crimes against humanity.

The United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 47/237 beginning from 1993 has set aside the 15th of May, every year to be observed globally by member states as the International Day of Families.

The aim of the International Day of Families is to create awareness and increase knowledge of the social-economic and demographic processes affecting families around the world.

The observance of the day is to also raise awareness on issues relating to family as the base unit and building block of society. It also reflects the importance the international community attaches to families and their situation globally.

The theme for the 2022 International Day of Families is “Families and Urbanisation”. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable family-friendly urban policies.

Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino