The Honorable Minister of Humanitarian affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq Review her week in 8 paragraph (6th December 2020). Details below:
According to the Minister, Monday I attended a press briefing in commemoration of the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The theme for this year is "Building Back better: Toward a Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable post-Covid-19 world."
I was gratified to see that the theme's focus is on ensuring that PWDs are equipped and empowered for inclusive, accessible and sustainable development, envisaged in the post-COVID-19 World.
I am also delighted that the FG is fully on board. In committing to the realization of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The FG will do its best to cater to the needs of all citizens; PWDs inclusive for National Development, with no one, left behind.
On Wednesday, I led a seven-man delegation on a condolence visit to Borno State to commiserate with the families and communities of the 43 farmers gruesomely murdered on their rice farms in the Zabarmari community in the Jere Local Government Area of the state.
I expressed the FG's shock and sadness at such a gruesome and dastardly act committed by Boko Haram insurgents. During the visit, | handed over sundry food items to support families that have been impacted and who have lost their breadwinners.
On Thursday, | joined other high profile quests in commemorating the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPWD during which | noted the FG's commitment to PWDs as evident in the setting up of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
was also in Imo State to flag off the FG's rural women grant. A grant of N20,000 will be disbursed to over 150,000 indigent rural women across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT. The grant is expected to increase access to financial capital required for economic activities.
This week @fmhds_ng hosted a 3-day retreat for the National Humanitarian Coordination Technical Working Group in Kano State.