1 Year On : Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk; Humanitarian Affairs/Disaster Management Minister,Restoring Confidence In Governance Through Fulfilement Of Social And Economic Obligations To Nigerians.

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In the last few months on the saddle of Ministry of Humanitatian Affairs, Disaster Management and social Developement,the new Minister,Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk my has proved her mettle of seamless leadership qualities,by quickly aligning the five years adminstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements through her unrivalled and novel initiatives to drive the policy thrust of the present Administration.

This developement has put doubting thomoses at bay who initially saw her ascension as a normal political exercise that may not see the light of the day or realized the purpose intended.

Aside parastatals mannig the management of this eventualities, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk became the pioneer Minister in the new Ministry with an expanded mandate through the streamlining of all relevant agencies that formed the new Ministry, to drive the policy thrust of the current administration, through a robust management of human ,crises, disaster and other unforseen circumstances in the country.

The task of handling this two concomitant and all important arms of governance could not be overlooked,but coming from the basis of management of such demanding and more advanced assignment,she proved cynicsc wrong by settling done for action, to mitigate the myriads of human and natural disasters, occassioned by some unforeseen and unexpected circumstances.

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Not long after settling down for her new assignment in the new Ministry,she was confronted by various humanitatian crises and natural disasters all round the country,from the incidence of fire disaster in Lagos,to the dreadful activities of Boko Haram in the North East,as well as banditry and kidnappings both in the North West,Central and all around the country, that had exposed victims to goverrment intervention.

As a Minister in charge of this unforseen circumstances,Sadiya Umar Farouk on many occasions defy securtiy arrangement and prevailing situation, to without delay storm the crises ravaged areas, particularly in Borno and Yobe States, giving urgent attention to avoid escalation to other neighbouring states and locations.

 

The new Minister also did not leave any stone unturned by providing to victims of banditry and crises prone areas, through the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), to address the plight of victims of armed banditry, kidnappers,natural disasters like fire outbreak in and around the country.

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Apart from providing immediate solution to victims and areas ravaged by such natural occurrences,she also ensured both short and long term solutions are adopted to bridge the gap of underdevelopment,dearth of social infrastructural developement as a result of frequent recurence in our society.

 

Also handling the activities of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs),a global outfit that metamorphosed from the Millennium Developement Goals (MDGs),Sadiya Umar Farouk embark on detail need assessment of various communities desiring immediate intervention and naturally lack the basic necessities of life like, hospitals,clinics,pipe borne water,assess to electricity,rural roads,and other essentials in line with the requirements of all the goals of the world intervention agency, in line with the United Nations provision, template and peculiarities on ground.

 

Farouk embark on intervention of worst hit environment, as well as bring about easy spread of social amenities, in line with the curriculum of the developement goals, so as to yield the needed results, and address the social stratification of our various communities in Nigeria.

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This is not insulated from the reactivation of monitoring and operation unit of these agencies, rejiged by the new Minister, to address policy implementation devoid of any form of untoward activities on the part of the handlers,geared towards ressolving the glaring social gap in both rural and urban centres.

 

The Minister in the last few months has either set up the process of transformation, and also transform the better part of the new Ministry, to adress the prevailing realities and peculiarities of her new assignment.

 

Since her appointment and assumption of duty,the management of both human,natural and and unforseen disaster is taking to another level, with a view to achieving greater strides in our society and Nigeria .

Written By Abubakar Yusuf




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