Monday, February 24, 2020


The President Muhammadu Buhari approved the Constitution of a National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) to supervise all Humanitarian action in Nigeria.

The committee and others are meant to provide a national vision for Humanitarian actions, advise on coordination between the security services humanitarian actors and settle disputes which may arise from interactions between security services and Humanitarian community.

Other duties are: 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.

The NHCC is chaired by the Minister, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), and 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, FMHADMSD (Secretariat), Chairman, Non-Governmental Organization Forum, and any other nominated by Chairman of the Committee.

NHCC will inaugurated in due course by His Excellency and the Vice President.

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