President Buhari approves the constitution of National Humanitarian Coordination Committee

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of a National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) to oversee all humanitarian actions in the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will inaugurate the committee on a yet to be announced date.

According to Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the committee will, among other things, provide a national vision for humanitarian actions, advice on coordination between the security services and humanitarian actors, settle disputes that may arise from interactions between security services and the humanitarian community.

The committee will also propose policies that enhance coordination and seamless delivery of humanitarian aid to affected communities, facilitate the delivery of humanitarian interventions to vulnerable persons, and promote transparency and accountability in all aspects of humanitarian delivery in the country.