Email: Honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD)
The FMHADMSD was created to ensure Nigeria’s preparedness and resilience to man-made or natural disasters and fully institutionalise the various humanitarian and social protection interventions of the government in its support of the vulnerable in Nigeria. Sadiya was appointed as the pioneer Head of the Ministry by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21st, 2019.
Prior to being appointed the Minister, FMHADMSD, Sadiya Umar Farouq served as the Honourable Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) from October 2016 to August 2019. During her tenure at NCFRMIDP, she successfully positioned the Commission as the leading government agency responsible for coordination, protection and assistance of Persons of Concern (PoC). She also worked diligently to review and re-enact the bill for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, which was passed by the National Assembly.
Sadiya, an indigene of Zamfara State, began her formal education at the Federal Government School in Zamfara State where she also completed her early education. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Actuarial Science (1998), a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (2008), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2011), all from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria.