BY CHAMBERLAIN ODEY, JOS – A Non-Governmental Organization has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to beam his searchlight on the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development led by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk.
The NGO on the aegis of Global Centre for Media and Human Empowerment said there is the urgent need to probe Hajiya Farouk for her failure to give a comprehensive account of how her Ministry spent billions of naira on distribution of palliatives and support to victims of terrorists attacks in Nigeria.
This is as it also called on President Buhari to split the Ministry into two separate entities saying; “we hereby pass a vote of no confidence on the Minister, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk”.
In an address to mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day, the Global Centre for Media and Human Empowerment said it “has watched with dismay the operation of the Ministry over time in providing humanitarian assistance which has been seriously indicting to the integrity, competence, and fairness of the Ministry’s programmes”.
The acting Director General of the NGO, Charles Ejoh noted that “the mode of distribution of palliatives has been questionable” because “it has been tailored in favour of certain sections of the country, and hardly could any poor or displaced persons who benefitted from the exercise be identified”.
The NGO said further; “We are calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the leadership of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs”.