The Minister of the Ministry of Humanitarian affairs tweeted her usual weekly review after two weeks of no update. Below is HM Sadiya Farouq week in 13 tweets - 24th May 2021
1) On Tuesday Nadia Soso Head of Special Duties Dept @FMHDSD represented me at a workshop on "Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism” in Maiduguri. We have become cognizant of the fact that prevention is critical to curbing the fall out of extremism.
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2) The UN has emphasized the need for concerted action on violent extremism especially as enshrined in their Chart imploring the Member States to develoer, National Action Plans to prevent violent extremism in addressing development, good governance, human rights & humanitarian concerns
3) In taking action in this regard, FMHDSD having realized that social issues such as poverty, illiteracy, youth population bulge, and other vices can lead to violent extremism has deemed it necessary to provide vocational skill as a pilot phase to unemployed youths in Borno State.
4) I was also represented at the "Waste to Wealth" meeting in Maiduguri convened to proffer solutions in recycling Waste to Economic advantage beneficial to all stakeholders along the waste management value chain.
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5) The aim is to facilitate environmental benefits to communities while increasing employment opportunities for PoCs. The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) promotes the use of low-cost technologies that could be sourced locally & which add value to resources considered as waste.
6) This is aligned with SDGs 1,3,6,7,11,13,15,17 which speak to some of the goals projected to transform the world by 2030, thus making this particular theme one of the conduits to achieve the reduction of environmental risk, increasing resilience in communities & the environment.
7) On Wednesday I attended the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) alongside other cabinet-level colleagues.
8) During the meeting, we also observed a one-minute silence in honour of the recently departed former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, who passed away the previous week.
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9) On the same day, Musa Bungudu SA to Mr. President on Humanitarian Affairs attached to the office of the HM represented me at a workshop on shareholder mapping for the effective coordination of humanitarian interventions in the NorthEast.
10) FMHDSD we remain committed to collaborations and partnerships with critical stakeholders and ongoing global efforts to provide durable and sustainable solutions to Persons of Concern wherever they may be impacted.
11) With the rains intensifying, all of us FMHDSD are putting strategies in place to prepare for the humanitarian fall out of expected flooding. According to data based on 2021Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), no fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year.
12) At-risk states include Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, FCT, Gombe, IMO, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, and Kebbi. Others are Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara.
13) Our prayers are with the families as well as men and officers of the Nigerian Military following the tragic passing of the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Attahiru Ibrahim, his staff officers, and the flight crew., May Allah forgives their shortcomings. Ameen