President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno as co-chair of the newly constituted National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC)
The committee was set up to oversee all humanitarian actions in the country.
The appointment was in the midst of raging battle for supremacy between the NSA and the President’s Chief if Staff, Abba Kyari , who the former accused of passing instructions which the President is not aware of to security chiefs.
According to a leaked memo allegedly authored by the NSA, Kyari’s instructions have gone a long way to derail the administration’s security objectives.
Meanwhile, the committee will, among others, provide a national vision for humanitarian actions, advise on coordination between the security services and humanitarian actors, settle disputes that may arise from interactions between security services and the humanitarian community.
Other functions include: propose policies that enhance coordination and seamless delivery of humanitarian aid to affected communities, facilitate delivery of humanitarian interventions to vulnerable persons, and promote transparency and accountability in all aspects of humanitarian delivery in the country.
Alongside the NSA, the NHCC will be co-chaired by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk.
Other members are; Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum, Ministers of Defence, Interior, Justice, Minister of State Budget and Planning, Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Inspector General of Police, Governors of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Permanent Secretary, FMHADMSD (Secretariat), Chairman, Non-Governmental Organization Forum, and any other nominated by Chairman of the Committee.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to inaugurate the NHCC on a yet to be announced date.