Here Are What HM Sadiya Farouq Was Up To Last Week

The Ministry of Humanitarian affairs Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq shares her week in 11 tweets so we decided to update you with the details on the Npower discussion group blog. Read details below:

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Here Are What HM Sadiya Farouq Was Up To Last Week

1) On Monday, I attended the Lake Chad Ministerial Roundtable Meeting. It was a virtual interaction and in my comments, I highlighted the important work #WorldBank is doing in the Region which faces multi-dimensional risk factors that deepen vulnerabilities.

2) The vicious cycle of fragility has been exacerbated by the transnational dimension Boko Haram’s violent activity has assumed since 2014 with the spread of its terrorist attacks from Nigeria to Cameroon as well as to Chad and Niger.

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3) This has deepened the humanitarian crisis in that corridor and highlighted the imperative of a multilateral humanitarian approach evident in the increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees within the Lake Chad Region.

4) On Tuesday, | attended the 3rd meeting of the Steering Committee of the Alternate School Programme (ASP). In my comments as the co-chair, I welcomed the recently added members of the steering committee.

5) They include the ministries of Women Affairs, Information & Culture, Communications & Digital Economy as well as Honourable Maigari Bello, Chairman, Southern Governors’ Forum, Sen. Akon Etim Eyakenyi, Mrs. Eke Nelson, and Managing Director, NSU Microfinance Bank.

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6) A major outcome of the meeting was the inauguration of the Technical Working Group (TWG) which will oversee and ensure effective planning and implementation of the ASP. The National Steering Committee moved for the establishment of a #TWG at its inaugural meeting.

7) While commending members on work done so far, I harped on the importance of the ASP which will ensure that every child, irrespective of social, cultural, or economic status, can access education using the #NSIP to absorb certain socio-economic shocks that they may be exposed to.

8) On Wednesday I joined other cabinet-level colleagues at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. It was presided over by VP HE @ProfOsinbajo. We observed a 1-minute silence in honour of Mahmud Tukur, a former Minister who passed away recently.

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10) A key highlight amongst resolutions reached by FEC was the approval of N532 million for the construction and furnishing of the University of Ibadan library extension.

11) On Thursday, I attended the Flag-off/rollout of Agricultural inputs meant for distribution to smallholder farmers as a palliative to cushion the effects of COVID-19 in the FCT at the behest of the Ministry of Agriculture.

In my comments, I acknowledged the economic toll the pandemic has exacted on farmers especially during the lockdown, and assured them of the FG's commitment to ameliorating their situation, for instance through #FarmerMoni loans.

Have a great week

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