FG begins payment of outstanding allowances to 14,021 Batch A and B N-Power enrollees

The federal government, Friday, said that it has started payment of outstanding allowances to 14,021 N-Power enrollees in the first and second batches (Batch A and B). Government explained that the development followed the overcoming of payment system challenges faced…

FG launches GEEP 2.0 as Umar Farouq calls on vulnerable Nigerians to take interest-free loans

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has called on vulnerable Nigerians to come forward and receive interest-free loans under the just launched Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme, GEEP 2.0 At the unveiling held at…

​FG to prosecute rape, gender-based violence offenders

The federal government has said that it will deal decisively with all perpetrators of rape and other gender-based violence in the country. The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, made this known at the official launch of USAID’s Momentum Country and…

FG commissions 46 NSIP Independent Monitors in Ebonyi State

Forty-six Independent Monitors for the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in the Southeast Thursday received engagement letters and monitoring devices in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, reiterated the commitment…

Alternate School Programme and the Humanitarian Imperative – Dapo Bruce

On Tuesday January 26, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated an 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on the Alternate School Programme, (ASP). The President charged the committee to coordinate and lead the deployment of a National Plan which will address the issue…

National Steering Committee plots alternate school programme roadmap

To set the ball rolling for mapping out strategies and an action plan to address the challenges of out-of-school children in Nigeria, the National Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme held its inaugural meeting on Monday at the Treasury House,…

Poverty Eradication: Umar Farouq urges state govts to collaborate with humanitarian ministry

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has called for a working partnership between state governments and the ministry to stamp out poverty in the country. The minister made the call at a virtual…

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