In another development, President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has approved a change in the management of the Humanitarian situation in the North East by putting cabinet ministers in direct charge of sectoral coordination.
Before now, officials on the level of Director in the civil service were in the crisis.
A presidency statement signed by LAOLU AKANDE, Spokesman to Vice President YEMI OSINBAJO said specifically, an inter-ministerial Task Force has been established by the president to coordinate the response and work with humanitarian agencies in the affected areas.
The statement named the Ministers of Health, Interior, Women Affairs, Agriculture and Water Resources as officials who are now to personally supervise their ministry’s role in the newly modified governance structure.
AKANDE stated further that with this new structure, the federal government has given assurances to the UN and all other partners- local and foreign, of its readiness to effectively lead the humanitarian response, deploy adequate resources and mobilize a rapid response to save lives and restore normally to the affected areas.