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Humanitarian affairs inaugurates committee on road map

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated the Committee on the implementation and institutionalisation of its Strategic Roadmap and Coordinating framework.

On the occasion in Abuja the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, said the Roadmap with the theme “Mapping out a life of dignity was conceived from the mandate given to the Ministry on its establishment in 2018.

Which is “To develop humanitarian policies, coordinate National and International humanitarian interventions, ensure strategic disaster mitigation, preparedness and response and manage the formulation and implementation of fair focused social inclusion and protection programmes in Nigeria”.

Dr Sani, maintained that to actualise the Ministry’s Mandate, it developed a Strategic Roadmap outlining its initiatives, action plans and strategies.

He urged all departments and Agencies under the Ministry to take the task of implementing the contents of the document seriously.

This he said “is contained in its seven (7) strategic pillars enumerated as follows: strengthening policies and Institutional Frameworks, Building Evidence-Based systems for Transparency and Accessibility, Enhanced Programme Delivery through Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism”.

Others are “Optimizing Funding and Resourcing Opportunities, Strategic Partnership, Collaborations and Disability Inclusion, Implementation of a robust Humanitarian Coordination system for improved strategic Communication & Governance and Mainstreaming of sustainable Development Goals as well as Integration of Social Initiatives and Investment Programmes”.

Earlier, the Director Planning, Research and Statistics, of the Ministry Mr. Peter Nwakpa, said the Roadmap is a five-year strategic plan of action built on seven pillars and developed to provide policy direction for the Ministry and its Agencies.

Reporting by Hadiza Abulrahman; Editing by Julian Osamoto