Written by Laraba MUREY

FG inaugurates committee on assets, liability


The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to undertake the  identification and transfer of assets from some departments domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.





Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said in a statement that the departments from which the assets would be transferred are Rehabilitation and Social Welfare as well as some existing agencies subsumed under the oversight of the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry.

Farouq, who inaugurated the committee in Abuja, noted that the  committee has three weeks to submit it's report and make necessary recommendations.

The minister said the committee  would ensure the smooth identification and transfer of assets that will  greatly  facilitate the  takeoff  of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The terms of reference of the committee are to obtain updated nominal roll of the two affected departments in order to ascertain the number of staff inherited from the Ministry of Women Affairs, and obtain a comprehensive register of all assets such as building vehicles, office equipment, plant and machinery as well as store items.



Other  terms of reference are for the committee to work out an appropriate sharing formula based on the prevailing 40 per cent to 60 per cent to the federal ministry of Women affairs, to transfer all assets and liabilities in respect of schools, craft centers, Braille Press and libraries under the former Rehabilitation and Social Welfare Departments as well as donor funded projects and programmes. 


The committee is also to identify all legal issues affecting the two departments and take account of them, as well as identify and transfer all unutilised funds appropriated in 2019 budget in respect of the two  departments, transfer all policy, procurement and personnel files among other belongings to the two departments and consider any other relevant matter which in the opinion of the committee are important.




Farouq disclosed that her ministry took over two departments from the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Rehabilitation Department and Social Welfare and some existing agencies National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs; National Emergency Management Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, North East Development Commission, Sustainable Development Goals, and the National Social Investment Programme from the Office of the Vice President.

Members of the committee include the Permanent Secretary of The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Jalal Arabi and his counterpart Mrs. Ifeoma Nkiruka Anagbogu of the Ministry of Women A ffairs.
































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