The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has commended the review of the National Social Protection Policy. (2017-2020)

The Minister gave the commendation in Abuja, Nigeria at a forum to discuss the draft revised National Social Protection Policy.

Umar Farouq stated that social protection is at the forefront of the development agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration, given its positive social and economic impact and its ramification and life cycle effect on Human Capital Development.

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba restated that the Ministry of Budget and National Planning in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Justice and the four un-agencies supporting social protection led by the Ilo have also developed a draft harmonized bill for social protection, aimed at institutionalizing Social Protection Programmes in Nigeria in addition to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation framework.

The draft according to him will be passed through the National Assembly for legislative processes after it has been subjected to critical scrutiny by all stakeholder MDAs who’s legal advisers are already working with the technical working group.

The Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social, Labour and Employment, Health, Education and some other key agencies reviewed the process that eventually produced the draft on the revised national social protection policy.

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