World NGO day: Minister celebrates partners

Rahila Lassa, Abuja

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has extolled the virtues of the ministry’s partners as they celebrate the World Non-Governmental Organization NGO day.

Umar Farouq appreciated the contributions of NGOs to humanity on a day set aside to celebrate, commemorate and collaborate with the various NGOs around the world.

The Minister highlighted the various achievements and roles played by the NGOs.

“Today, we celebrate the Non-Governmental Organizations and our other partners who have played a critical role in the sustenance of humankind especially during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The importance of NGO workers and their selflessness for the betterment of our society, country and the world at large cannot be over-emphasized. 

The non-profit organizations and other non- government partners have ensured that people whose livelihoods were crippled due to the scourge especially during the lockdown were given a lifeline through their voluntary supplies of food, sanitizers, masks, drugs and other humanitarian relief items.

We celebrate you today as we look forward to maintaining better relationships to be able to assist humanity during crisis situations”, she said.

February 27th every year is observed as World NGO day in more than 89 countries.

 

 

Nneka Ukachukwu