Buhari approves constitution, membership of Humanitarian Coordination Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of a National Humanitarian Coordination Committee to oversee all humanitarian actions in the country.
The committee will, among others, provide a national vision for humanitarian actions, advice on coordination between the security services and humanitarian actors, settle disputes that may arise from interactions between security services and the humanitarian community.
Other functions include: propose policies that enhance coordination and seamless delivery of humanitarian aid to affected communities, facilitate delivery of humanitarian interventions to vulnerable persons, and promote transparency and accountability in all aspects of humanitarian delivery in the country.
The NHCC will be chaired by the Minister, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk, with the National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno, as co-Chairman.
Other members are Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; Ministers of Defence, Interior and Justice; Minister of State Budget and Planning; Chief of Defence Staff; Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Naval Staff; Chief of Air Staff; Inspector General of Police; Governors of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States; Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service; United Nations Resident Coordinator; Permanent Secretary, FMHADMSD (Secretariat); Chairman, Non-Governmental Organization Forum; and any other nominated by the Chairman of the Committee.
A statement on Monday by the Special Adviser on Media to the President, Femi Adesina, said the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will inaugurate the NHCC in due course.