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The president, Muhammad Buhari today in his official Twitter handle announced that he has approved the inauguration of ‘National Humanitarian Coordination Committee’ (NHCC) which the Vice President Osinbajo will be inaugurating soon. He further listed those who will be part of the committee and their responsibilities. Read his tweet below:

I have approved the constitution of a National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) to oversee all humanitarian actions in Nigeria. The NHCC will be chaired the Minister, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), with the National Security Adviser (NSA), as co-Chairman. Other members are; Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, Ministers of Defence, Interior, Justice, Minister of State Budget and Planning, Chief of Defense 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, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (Secretariat), Chairman, Non-Governmental Organization Forum, and any other persons nominated the Chairman of the Committee. The committee will, among other things, provide a national vision for humanitarian actions, advise on coordination between the security services and humanitarian actors, and settle disputes that may arise from interactions between security services and the humanitarian community.

The Committee will also 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 @ProfOsinbajo will inaugurate the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) in due course.

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