Minster of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq has pledged that the Ministry will continue to work closely with all agencies under its purview in discharging its mandate especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, made this known in Abuja when she met with the management of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
She said the meeting was apt considering the pandemic ravaging the world and reminded the agency of their role in humanitarian situations, emphasising the need to work in synergy with state governments for effective monitoring and distribution of the palliatives.
Hajiya Sadiya announced that the Federal Government has released 110 trucks of food palliative to Kano State to cushion the effects of the lock-down on vulnerable and poor in the state.
Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mallam Mustapha Maihaja assured the Minster that the Agency would support the government’s effort to ensure effective monitoring and accountability in distributing the palliatives to targeted individuals.