President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of a National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) to oversee all humanitarian actions in the country.
The NHCC will be chaired by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), Sadiya Umar, and National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, as co-Chairman.
A presidency statement on Monday, explained that the committee would, among others, provide a national vision for humanitarian actions, advise 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.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will in due course inaugurate the NHCC, which has other members as: Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; Ministers of Defence, Interior, 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.
Others are the 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 person nominated by Chairman of the Committee.