By Ignatius Ushie
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated the Committee on the implementation and institutionalisation of its Strategic Roadmap and Coordinating framework.
According to a Press Release made available to Peaknews in Abuja, the Committee with members drawn from departments and agencies under the Ministry was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, mni, NPOM, in Abuja.
According to the Permanent Secretary the Roadmap aptly themed “Mapping out a life of dignity for all ” was conceived from the mandate given to the Ministry on its establishment in August, 2019 which is “to develop humanitarian policies, coordinate National and International humanitarian interventions, ensure strategic disaster mitigation, preparedness and response and manage the formulation and implementation of fair focused social inclusion and protection programmes in Nigeria”.
In order to achieve this Mandate, the Ministry developed its Strategic Roadmap outlining its initiatives, action plans and strategies. This, he said, is contained in its seven strategic pillars enumerated as follows: strengthening policies and Institutional Frameworks, Building Evidence-Based systems for Transparency and Accessibility, Enhanced Programme Delivery through Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism, Optimizing Funding and Resourcing Opportunities, Strategic Partnership, Collaborations and Disability Inclusion, Implementation of a robust Humanitarian Coordination system for improved strategic Communication & Governance and Mainstreaming of sustainable Development Goals and Integration of Social Initiatives and Investment Programmes.
Dr. Sani-Gwarzo said the Ministry in actualising the seven pillars of the Roadmap identified the need for an effective coordination and synergy of actions. For this reason he said a standardized Coordination Frameworks was developed to enable the Ministry to “Lead an Inclusive Innovative Future-Thinking Ecosystem (L.I.F.E), this Framework focuses on collaboration between the Ministry, its Agencies and programmes so as to have a central task of aligning all Independent Mandates to execute the overall Ministry’s vision which is “To create sustainable and inclusive systems that promote human dignity in Nigeria”.