As we usually do every week, this week we bring you the review of the last
week activities of HM Sadiya Umar Farouq the Minister of Ministry of
Humanitarian Affairs, disaster management and social development in 14 Tweet.
Review Of Sadiya Umar Farouq Week In 14 Tweets – 29 March 2021
1) On Monday, attended the 65th UN Session of the Commission on the Status of
Women. In my goodwill message at the event, I harped on the need for gender
equality & women’s empowerment, especially in public life.
2) I also expressed delight at the United Nations Commission on the Status of
Women which provides a platform where stakeholders can engage to promote
discussions that stimulate action in this regard.
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3) I highlighted the fact that this year’s priority theme, which focuses on
women’s participation & decision-making in public life & the
elimination of violence against women could not be more apt, considering the
devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on gender-based violence.
4) With Covid-19 continuing its devastation across the world, research has
shown that pre-existing virulent social norms, gender inequalities &
socio-economic pressures triggered by the pandemic have caused an aggressive
rise in Gender-Based Violence.
5) However, despite the limitations faced by women around the world, women
continue to strive for participation in leadership & decision-making &
have made remarkable contributions in all sectors globally.
6) I referenced the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-lweala as the first
African & woman to head the WTO as well as the recently sworn in first
female President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan as proof that gender equity
can be attained & should be made a top priority.
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7) At fmhdsd we will continue to seek ways to uphold the dignity of women
& girls to advance gender equality through our humanitarian interventions
& empowerment programmes. For instance, in 2020, we introduced the grant
for rural women as one of our intervention programmes.
8) On Tuesday I was part of the FG delegation to Zamfara & Katsina states
which we visited to commiserate with them over market fires. We expressed the
FG’s sympathies and have mandated @nemanigeria to provide a full needs
9) On the same Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary Nuru Alkali represented me at
the 10th Anniversary of the Nigeria – Switzerland Migration partnership.
10) In my comments on the occasion, | thanked their excellencies for the
opportunity to be part of the occasion. | expressed pleasure at the unique
decade-long relationship between Nigeria & Switzerland which is built on
mutual trust, respect, progress & openness.
11) I also acknowledged the Nigeria-Swiss Bilateral Partnership on Migration
conducted under the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) which has proven to be a
model of diplomatic pragmatism on issues of common interest specifically
relating to migration.
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12) Nigeria’s Migration Partnership with Switzerland was signed in 2011 &
is aimed at intensifying cooperation between the two countries in the field of
migration especially in ensuring humane & dignified return of irregular
migrants from Switzerland to Nigeria.
13) On Wednesday, I attended the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting
alongside other cabinet colleagues and it was presided over by the President
HE @MBuhari. Important resolutions were reached.
14) On Thursday I joined other colleagues at a meeting of the Economic
Sustainability Committee chaired by VP @ProfOsinbajo. Highlights include over
2m jobs saved with 57% of the N500bn appropriated for the ESP/Covid-19
interventions have now been released.
Have a great week.