The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development in Nigeria, Sadiya Umar Farouq has given a summary of her activities in the last one week.
The Minister took to her verified Twitter handle on Sunday in a series of tweets to highlight what she has been doing.
Naija News reports this is coming at a time N-power beneficiaries are still awaiting the payment of their outstanding allowances including the payment of June and July stipends.
Below are 4 major things Naija News observed the Minister said in the updates released on her Twitter account.
1. On Friday, Aug 7, 2020, I held an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists. I thanked them for being worthy partners in the work we do. I also reminded them about the critical role of the media in disseminating accurate information.
2. On Thursday, Aug 6, 2020, we bid farewell to Mr. Jalal Arabi immediate past Permanent Secretary
@FMHDSD as he retires after decades of impeccable service to the Federal Government. Mr. Arabi, our 3rd PS in under one year was a committed team player and stabilizing factor. He will be missed.
3. On Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020, I attended the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which was presided over by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari. Urgent matters of state were deliberated upon with key decisions taken.
4. She also reiterated the flood warning issued by the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA). She noted that based on the Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) & Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) released by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency in June, NEMA has warned of imminent flood in 102 LGAs across 28 states during this year’s rainy season putting over 500 communities at risk. NEMA has sent out early warning signals to help us prepare for and mitigate the effect of flooding. The Frontline States and LGAs are advised to sensitize vulnerable communities in preparation for safe evacuation in the event of flooding.
It was however observed by this online medium that many of those who took to the comment section after the highlights given by the Minister were disappointed she didn’t say anything about the outstanding payment for N-Power beneficiaries.
See some of their own comments in response to the Minister’s post:
Pay npower their money..the money was captured in this years budget which is still running…stop being heartless
— VALENTINO EBUS (@ebus_valentino) August 10, 2020
Aunty Sadiya, you are in that position to bring smiles to the youth of this country but you harden your heart to the cry of the masses, God is watching you and He will ask you
— Odukoya Taiwo (@OdukoyaTaiwo6) August 9, 2020
The exact way you have thus far treated Npower beneficiaries right from you taken over the program is the way God will judge you here on earth and in heaven, keep it up.
— Twy (@twy441) August 9, 2020
So you are no longer Talking about Npower right
— Haidar Aliyu (@Haidar_Michika) August 9, 2020
You and your entire household will be rewarded exactly how all npower beneficiaries are feeling.
— Afeez Adeosun (@akindayo87) August 10, 2020
Pls you just forget to pay us our outstanding stipends pls hajiya you have to remember if today is you tomorrows is not you HMMM
— goni sadiqu (@EngrAbubakarSi1) August 9, 2020
When foresight is absent, destruction await. Honourable minister ma, exiting npower beneficiaries will only promote social vises, internet fraudsters and all the like .MAN MUST SURVIVE. FG knows how to get loan from China both can’t learn from China. Foresight is somewhere hiding pic.twitter.com/rmLV7P7n6P
— onny (@oni_kay1) August 9, 2020
Well done ma, pls honourable minister ma @Sadiya_farouq, @npower_ng when should we be expecting our June and July stipend for npower batch A and B. And what is the way forward about our permanency ma?
— Aro Rashidat Temitayo (@AroRashidat) August 9, 2020
Pay Npower their June/July stipends
— meniru isaac (@MeniruIsaac) August 9, 2020