The Federal Government has inaugurated the National Humanitarian Coordination Technical Working Group (TWG) to improve Civil Security Cooperation (CiSEC) framework and support the country’s Humanitarian coordination efforts.

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, while inaugurating the working group in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the TMG would provide the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee (NHCC) with the relevant technical support.

Farouq explained that the CiSEC Workshop, held in Maiduguri in November 2019, brought stakeholders together and deliberated on ways and means to ensure seamless delivery of humanitarian actions.

“At the end of the workshop, the participants unanimously approved a communique.

“Today, we begin the journey of one of the most important components of the CiSEC Framework, that is, the TWG, of which you have been invited to be members.

“The TWG, is a multi-sectoral committee that will propose a national vision for humanitarian action.

“It will also ensure an evidence-based approach to the implementation of any recommendations related to operationalisation of the CiSEC framework and guidelines.

“It is  important you understand that your committee will not only cater for the North East but Nigeria as a whole,” she said.

The minister highlighted the functions of the TWG as;, dispensing  its functions as a technical body to the NHCC on all matters relating to CiSEC framework and its implementation.

“Propose a national vision for humanitarian action, propose policies that enhance coordination and seamless delivery of humanitarian aid to affected communities in the country.

“Ensure the implementation of any NHCC recommendations related to operationalisation of the CiSEC framework and guidelines and many others.

“It is my sincere appeal that you will live up to the high expectation of the NHCC, the general public and our humanitarian and security partners,” Farouq said.

The members of the Technical Working Groups (TWG) are civil Society Organisations, Security Agencies, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,officeof the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)  National Security Adviser, Development Partners, International Non Governmental Organisations, among others.