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Government commits to provide medical interventions, tackle humanitarian crisis

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The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to provide health interventions and address the humanitarian crisis ravaging the North Eastern part of the country.

Speaking at a Capacity Building Workshop on Health Sector response to humanitarian crises in Nigeria held in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq stressed the need for provision of quality health humanitarian services and assistance particularly in the North East and Nigeria in General.

She observed that government will provide the needed health intervention and impact in the work we will do in the North East and especially as it relates to health response.

The Minister assured that the ministry will provide maximum support and overall coordination of humanitarian response in the country adding the workshop is apt taking cognisance to humanitarian activities the ministry is doing in the Northeast.She said, “As you are aware, this workshop is aimed at supporting the collective work and efforts of all actors and partners working to address humanitarian issues in the North East Nigeria.”

“There is no doubt therefore that this capacity building workshop will serve as one of the Ministry’s mechanism in coordinating humanitarian response at the federal level,” she added.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi tasked the stakeholders in the workshop to take the training serious.“I therefore encourage you to take this opportunity seriously and to share your experiences towards re-energising your commitment in the achievement of health response in humanitarian crisis in Nigeria as a whole. I want to appreciate the Department of Special Projects in its effort to coordinate our responses in humanitarian setting to minimize gaps and avoid duplications,” Abdullahi added.

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