Zamfara distributes food items to psychiatric patients

October 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government through the state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has distributed food items worth millions of naira to psychiatric patients. The Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Fa’ika M. Ahmad made the statement in a statement issued to newsmen signed by the director information Bashir Kabiru Ahmad on Friday. The commissioner expressed concerned about Read More

School feeding: FG hands over 339,652 feeding utensils to Kebbi

October 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, has handed over 339,652 feeding utensils to pupils of Atiku Bagudu Primary School in Kebbi state, under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. According to a statement in Abuja by the Principal Information Officer of the Ministry, Grace Osuji, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Read More

Insecurity, Zamfara and ‘busybodies’

September 23, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

Zamfara State prides itself as one of the states in Nigeria where citizens are proud to be farmers. And the state has no doubt lived up to its slogan of “Farming is Our Pride”. Created from Sokoto State in October, 1996 by the military regime of late General Sani Abacha, Zamfara has always been a peaceful state, with Gusau as Read More

School feeding: FG hands over feeding utensils to Jigawa schools

September 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has handed over 150,000 feeding utensils to the Jigawa State Government for the use of the benefitting pupils of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP). According to a statement on Monday, signed by the Deputy Director of Information, Rhoda Iliya ishaku, the Permanent Secretary of Read More

Humanitarian Affairs Ministry: Giving hope to North-east, vulnerable through GEEP, N-Power, others

September 17, 2021 PAUL OKAH 0

Since its creation by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has been living up to its mandate by providing assistance to the North-east and other parts of Nigeria through N-Power, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and other National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP). PAUL OKAH takes a look at the Read More

Refuting Dogo’s falsehood against Humanitarian Minister

September 1, 2021 Aminu S. Abubakar 0

Last week, I read a write up by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Bibi Dogo, where he made several unfounded, untrue, baseless and malicious allegations against the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq. In the said write up which he shared on various social media platforms with the Read More

School Feeding: FG engages in biometric capturing of Kano pupils

August 11, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Government has said that pupils’ biometric data capture would assist to enhance school feeding programme and increase enrolment figure in the country.  Speaking Tuesday during the flag-off of the School Feeding Enumeration exercise at Gurungawa primary school, Kano, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, said that the ministry involved NYSC corps members, NOA Read More

NiMet advocates adoption, implementation of national planning weather information

August 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Director-General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, has stated that adopting, implementation and utilisation of weather and climate information for national planning is one amongst the several solutions to achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative. Professor Matazu who was the keynote speaker at the 61st Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Read More

Humanitarian ministry: Reaching the needy through people-focused programmes

July 9, 2021 AMSON BENJAMIN 0

In line with its mandate and in fulfillment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has continued to implement impactful programmes that have trickle down effects on the ordinary Nigerians. BENJAMIN SAMSON writes. One of the programmes of the Federal Read More

National commissioner lights up Abuja city gate as NCFRMI marks 2021 World Refugees Day

June 22, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The national commissioner in charge of National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim has light up the Abuja City Gate as part of activities marking the celebration of the 2021 World Refugees Day. Speaking with newsmen after the exercise, Hajiya Imaan, said the significance of the lighting up exercise was to celebrate the resilience Read More

Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru (1966-2021)

May 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The nation was Friday thrown into mourning following the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other military personnel. Benjamin Samson captures the mood of the nation and citation of the late COAS. The remains of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten others who died in a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Read More

Alkali’s answers to North -East humanitarian question

April 5, 2021 Raphael Odoh 0

Apparently, Boko Haram insurgents and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have gravely injured and shackled the North East Development Commission (NEDC), a baby created out of necessity to cater for humanitarian crisis incited by Boko Haram. The NEDC’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, (MD-CEO), Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali experiences grippingly retells the story of managing the near Read More

Sadiya: The face of compassion

April 2, 2021 Jibrin Ndace 0

In today’s world, one of the biggest challenges to human existence is human and natural disasters – wars, floods, fires, famine, security challenges such as terrorism and insurgency, banditry and kidnapping. As expected, these disasters have devastating impacts on the affected communities and usually cause humanitarian crises. Most disasters when they occur, may not have been foreseen, therefore stretching the Read More

Youth inclusion, empowerment through N-Power, other NSIPs in North-Central

March 17, 2021 Lewis Chukwuma 0

On March 11, 2021, in Abuja, the federal government inaugurated the third batch of the N-Power exercise on the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS). NASIMS is the central management platform for the administration and coordination of national social investment programmes (NSIP) under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The inauguration was chaired by the Read More

Senate backs NCAA on AZMAN airline grounding, Arik scales through

March 16, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Aviation, Tuesday, applauded the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) over operations’ suspension slammed on Azman airline. The Aviation regulatory body however, allayed fears of air travellers on  airworthiness of aircrafts in the fleet of Arik airline. Explaining reasons for the suspension of Azman airline during an interface with the Senate Committee on Aviation on Read More

FG disburses N20,000 each to 2,900 women in Benue

March 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq,  has reiterated Federal government commitment  towards addressing the plight of poor and vulnerable in the country. The Minister said about 2,900 women are empowered with N20,000 each through the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women Project in Benue State. In a Saturday by the Deputy Read More

Minister Dare commends FG’s cash grant for 5000 Oyo women

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo state through the rural women cash grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo state capital during the empowerment of over 5,000 women by the Minister Read More

Covid-19 and worsening menace of out-of-school children

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the education, especially as it concerns children from rural and poor background, even as the country battles with increasing number of out-of-school children. SAMSOM BENJAMIN examines how the pandemic has worsened an already bad situation. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) report titled Protect A Generation indicate that Read More

PDP laments disasters in Sokoto, Delta, Abuja, Rivers, others

January 24, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the alleged spate of disasters across the states of the federation in the recent time, even as it called for the concern of all. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Sunday said it “particularly grieves over the recent devastating fire disaster at the Sokoto Central Market, the Kugbo, Read More

NEMA trains Gombe road transport workers on disaster prevention, management

January 15, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Wednesday in Gombe, trained road transport workers in the state on disaster prevention and management. Our correspondent reports that the training was held at the FRSC office in Lafiyawo community in Akko local government area of Gombe state. Head of operations NEMA, Gombe state operations Read More

Maternal mortality: Language glossary for deaf women to the rescue?

December 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

Maternal mortality remains a challenge in developing countries including Nigeria. In this piece ENE OSHABA writes on high maternal mortality rate among deaf women and examines how far the newly launched sign language glossary can go in curbing the scourge. The challenges faced by deaf women, especially when it comes to accessing healthcare cannot be measured as women with hearing Read More

Interventions: Humanitarian affairs ministry insists on transparency

December 4, 2020 Editor 0

A week-long orientation, monitoring and evaluation workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has ended with officials insisting on transparency in all their activities. This was part of their resolutions in a communique at the end of this year’s workshop which held at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja. According to the Read More

FG vows to protect, support persons with disabilities

December 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and  Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has pledged federal government’s continued support to Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs). A statement by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Minister’s Special Assistant on Media said Umar Farouq made the pledge at the commemoration of the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWDs) marked by the Ministry Read More

Nat’l social register: Humanitarian affairs partners CBN, communications ministry

December 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is to collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to expand the National Social Register for targeting the urban poor. The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, made this known in Abuja on Monday at a ministerial press briefing to acquaint Nigerians with the Read More

N-Power: Hope rises as FG ‘queues’ exited beneficiaries for CBN empowerment options

November 27, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A portal that will enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) empowerment options has been launched by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Friday, which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, the portal, which was developed in Read More