Nigeria launches five-year humanitarian roadmap

Nigeria launches five-year humanitarian roadmap

The Nigerian Government has launched a five-year strategic RoadMap for effective Humanitarian interventions in the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched the Strategic RoadMap plan in Abuja, Nigeria saying humanitarian interventions must proceed on a parallel track to ensure that volatile areas are restored to a sustainable peace.

According to him,  dignity and social security of citizens are key components of national economic growth.

He noted that the plan was linked directly to Nigerian Government’s target of lifting 100 mollion Nigerians out of poverty.


3 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States need critical life saving assistance.

In the North-west and the North Central, there’s a growing humanitarian situations with 983, 701 Internally Displaced persons, according to IOM,” he said.

The Vice President further said that the humanitarian crises in the troubled regions were exerting a weighty demand on the government to response.

He stayted that “the Ministry is contributing to a climate of coherance, consistency and continuity across all spheres of governance.

The Roadmap rightly registers the importance of Coordination across the Federal, States and LGAs”.

According to the Vice President, the outcome of the Strategic RoadMap plan is critical to driving real transformation.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq said the Strategic Roadmap was mapped out  in line with the Ministry’s task of effectively discharging responsibilities that are key to the economy of the nation and the well-being the its citizenry.

“From managing disasters, to responding to humanitarian issues and implementing social development programmes and interventions, the Ministry is well positioned to proactively deal with myriad issues, such as natural and man-made disasters, social imbalance, inadequate food provision and inequitable distribution of social amenities amongst the citizenry, ” she said.

Effective Delivery
The Minister said, the roadmap also introduced implementation, monitoring, evaluation, review and reporting mechanisms that would be deployed to ensure effective results delivery.

These key performance indicators and performance tracking instruments will enable the Ministry to monitor its efficiency and measure implementation of the strategic roadmap over the five-year period 2021 – 2025.

In addition, the full implementation of the strategic thrusts and the roadmap, while consolidating the Priority Areas of the Government, will also guide us towards achieving the mandate of the Ministry, improving the lives of vulnerable Nigerians and mapping out a life of dignity for all.

The 7 Strategic Pillars:
Strengthening Policies and Institutional Framework;
Building Evidence-Based Systems for Transparency and Accountability;
Enhancing Programme Delivery Through Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms;
Optimizing Funding and Resourcing Opportunities;
Strategic Partnerships, Collaborations and Disability Inclusion;
Implementation of a Robust Humanitarian Coordination System for Improved Communication and Governance; and,
Mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration of Social Initiatives and Investment Programmes.

Umar Farouq added that the most critical aspect of the Strategic Roadmap is in the implementation, assuring all stakeholders of the Ministry’s firm resolve and commitment to providing all the necessary support and resources required to execute the strategies and actualize its founding vision.

Also at the event, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said Government would use all its media Agencies to propagate the strategic RoadMap.

Tye Information Minister added that a country is as successful as its most vulnerable citizen.

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Nigeria launches five-year humanitarian roadmap

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