The Minister of Humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq Review Seven Things She Did Last Week: According to her, It has been another week of taking stock, extending our social safety nets, building resilience for the vulnerable, and generally preparing for the task of rebuilding the economy post-Covid-19.
1. On Monday, the President Muhammad Buhari received in audience a former cabinet minister now Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed at the Villa. | was in attendance and joined in the insightful interactions.
2. In continuation of our plans for 2021, #FMHDSD I attended a budget defense session on Tuesday with an appearance before the House Committee on IDPs. It was an enlightening experience, as usual, we shared our plans for that vulnerable group.
3. On Wednesday, I joined other cabinet colleagues at the Virtual Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammad Buhari. There were presentations made and important resolutions reached.
4. After the FEC meeting, I appeared before the House Committee on Women Affairs for another budget defense session as it concerns our women who are easily made vulnerable by disaster and sundry humanitarian challenges.
5. On Thursday, accompanied by Dame Pauline Tallen, Honourable Minister of Woman Affairs | visited Gombe and Bauchi states to witness the flag-off of FG's one-off cash grant to rural women in the state.
6. The nationwide support and empowerment programme is designed to provide a one-off grant to some of the poorest and most vulnerable women in rural Nigeria. It is expected to provide access to financial capital required for economic activities.
7. Addressing the beneficiaries during the symbolic disbursement, | expressed the hope that they will take advantage of this programme and make good use of the opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security & improve their standard of living.