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Minister harps on collaboration with humanitarian organizations

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar-Farouq and President of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association Mrs Salamatu Farouq Yahaya during her visit to the Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq has assured that the Ministry will continue to collaborate with both local and internationally humanitarian organizations to achieve its mandate.

She stated this in Abuja when she received the President of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association, NAOWA Mrs Salamatu Farouq Yahaya.

Hajiya Sadiya who acknowledged NAOWA for its immense contributions toward service to humanity expressed the Ministry’s readiness to work with the Association in the areas of empowerment as well as absorbing their members in the NSIPs programmes.

As a result of our vast mandates in humanitarian and development, the Ministry will continue to collaborate with relevant bodies locally and internationally to enable us attain our mandates she added  

“Given to the fact that NAOWA has a wide coverage across the country and the fact that your activities is mostly humanitarian, l wish to assure you that NAOWA is very relevant body the Ministry would be willing to work with”

Collaboration for productivity

Earlier, the President of NAOWA, Mrs Salamatu Farouq Yahaya had stated the visit was to seek collaboration considering its vast activities are in line with the Ministry’s mandate as well as share initiatives. 

“Considering the number of vulnerable persons especially IDPs and also unfortunately for us we have very many young widows and wounded in action personnel this increase has necessitate the need for NAOWA to collaborate with more humanitarian institutions , expand our humanitarian services and meet target of beneficiaries”

The Minster with members of NOAWA in Abuja

“It is on this note we are here to kindly solicit the support of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development through sharing of initiatives and carrying out joint programs in areas where possible to enhance provision of the much needed humanitarian services to the vulnerable” she added.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Nasir Gwarzo said the Ministry looks forward to a fruitful partnership with NAOWA to help improve the living standards of the citizens.

Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; editing Adeniyi Bakare