A total of 6,573 farmers across 11 local government areas of Yobe State are expected to benefit from agricultural intervention by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support those affected by flood.
The intervention from the federal government’s agency are pumping machines, seeds, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer.
Officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yobe State Agricultural Intervention team in collaboration with relevant stakeholders have commenced the distribution of agricultural inputs under The Federal Government Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund for Farmers affected by 2020 flood Disaster in Yobe state.
A statement on Thursday, 30 September, 2021 by the Principal Information Officer NEMA North East Zone, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, said the Director General NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Habib was represented at the ceremony in Fune local government area of Yobe State by the Head of NEMA, Yobe State Agricultural Intervention Team who is the Zonal Coordinator NEMA North East Wagami Madu.
Wagami, in her speech at the event explained that the intervention was meant to alleviate the impact of the flood on farming and agricultural activities to boost food security across the country.
Representatives of the Yobe State Government including Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA), Mohammed Goje and Chairman of Fune local government area, Honourable Babagoni Mustapha-Bade were on ground to witness the distribution.