The Minister of Humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq in her weekly activities review share and update on Sunday 29th November 2020. In her review, she talked about the newly launched Npower NEXIT CBN Empowerment Portal.
According to the Minister, I am also happy to announce that during the week we notched up a key milestone towards providing seamless exit for Batch A and B N-power beneficiaries. Working with the Central Bank, we have arrived at a workable solution. I am grateful to the CBN governor.
The NEXIT portal which was developed and launched by #FMHDSD in collaboration with the CBN will enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to log on and apply for the various economic, empowerment & entrepreneurship options provided by the apex bank.
The NEXIT portal will help us determine the suitability of the beneficiaries for the CBN affiliated programs & is dependent on their meeting the criteria & conditions set by the CBN for the said programs. | thank past beneficiaries for their service, patience & understanding.
The Minister also review other activities that happened during the week. She said I have been deeply saddened by the needless and violent loss of lives in Borno State. The attack by Boko Haram insurgents on helpless farmers is cowardly and reprehensible.
All of us #FMHDSD condole with HE Governor Umara Zulllum, the people of Koshobe and Zabarmari as well as the entire Borno State. May Allah grant the departed Jannatul Firdausi and their families the fortitude to bear the loss. Ameen
On Wednesday I attended the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting alongside other cabinet colleagues during which I made a presentation on ending statelessness. It was presided over by the President Muhammad Buhari. It was a Joint Council Memo of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development #FMHDSD with the Ministry of Interior to end Statelessness in Nigeria.
We made the point that the approval of the National Action Plan will demonstrate Nigeria's strong commitment to implementing the Abidjan Declaration of ECOWAS Member States on the Eradication of Statelessness.
I also drew attention to how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the plight of millions of stateless persons worldwide and called on President Buhari to include and protect stateless populations by approving the National Action Plan.
I am happy to announce that the Joint Council Memo was well received and that a National Action Plan to end statelessness in line with Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been approved.
That same Wednesday | joined the VP Prof Yemi Osinbajo and HM Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama in receiving the UK Special Envoy on Humanitarian Affairs Nick Dyer, UK High Commissioner Catriona Laing and other members of the UK delegation.
On Thursday I visited Ondo and Ekiti States to flag off the FG grant to rural women and carry out the symbolic cash distribution as part of ongoing efforts to provide broad social safety nets for the poor and vulnerable in our societies.
I also took out time in the company, of HE Governor Kayode Fayemi, to commission a 208 Bed Transit Home for victims of Domestic Violence & Abuse in Ekiti. It was significant for me as it took place as we were marking activities directed at ending Gender Based Violence.
I have been impressed by HE Kayode Fayemi's administration's holistic approach to GBV issues fro victims getting justice to punishing perpetrators while providing safe heavens & immediate succor to enable abused women to get the best out of life.
Have a good week.