The Federal Government has reiterated the need for all Development Partners, including the United Nations agencies providing humanitarian services in Nigeria to be properly coordinated.
This, the government said is to be able to ensure decisions taken during planning for 2024 is based on priorities.
Honorable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu stated this when she received a delegation of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), led by the Deputy Director Operations and Advocacy Division in West and Central Africa from UN Headquarters New York,Sofie Garde Thomle at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday .
“The era of duplication of functions and era of duplication of functions and services in the humanitarian space is over. We need to stop working in silo but integrate and coordinate among all the different development partners in Nigeria” She said
The minister commended the effort of the UN agencies in Nigeria on Humanitarian response and added that as part of the “Renewed Hope Agenda, we will be going to field assessment operations with all the development partners to enable them to see things for themselves”
On her part Sofie Garde Thomle said the UN is ready to collaborate with the ministry to provide seamless services to Nigerians in line with the SDGs.