As Nigeria and the rest of the world mark the International Day of Families 2022, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said 30 families in need were to be empowered by the ministry. .
The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 47/237 from 1993, set aside May 15, each year to be observed globally by member states as the International Day of Families.
The theme for International Day of Families 2022 is “Families and Urbanization”.
The objective of the International Day of Families is to raise awareness and increase knowledge about the socio-economic and demographic process that affects families around the world. The observance of the day aims to raise awareness of issues relating to the family as the basic unit and cornerstone of society. It also reflects the importance that the international community attaches to families and their situation in the world.
It aims to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable and family-friendly urban policies. Urbanization is one of the most significant megatrends shaping our world and the lives and well-being of families around the world. Sustainable urbanization is linked to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals and Targets (SDGs), such as SDG 1 (poverty eradication), SDG 3 (good health and well-being); SDG 11 (make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable), SDG 10 (reduce inequalities within and between countries). All of the above SDGs and targets depend on how urbanization is managed to benefit families and improve the well-being of all generations living in cities.
According to a statement released on Saturday, signed by Deputy Director of Information Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, empowering the 30 families is part of the ministry’s efforts to improve the lives of families nationwide on the international day.
She said that the ultimate goal of the ministry is to improve the standard of living and improve the quality of life of families, poor and vulnerable people in society, adding that some of the achievements of the ministry with regard to Families include family tracing and re-establishment. unification, empowerment of the family, resolution of marital disputes, management of family records, granting of subsidies and microcredit.
Farouq called on every Nigerian to dedicate this year’s celebration to finding lasting solutions to issues affecting the survival and healthy development of Nigerian families. nation and displaced communities,” she added.
The Minister commended the concern and support of international organizations, MDAs and other relevant stakeholders for the celebration of the Day.
She urged states, local government areas and NGOs to mobilize resources as well as develop programs to celebrate the day.
She also urged families to monitor the activities of their children and wards to protect the recruitment and use of children and youth to commit crimes against humanity.