NEMA distributes 600 trucks of fertilizer to farmers affected by the 2018 flood disaster in Jigawa State.
From Ismaila Muhammad, Dutse
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has concluded plans to distribute 600 trucks of fertilizer to the farmers affected by the 2018 flood disaster in Jigawa State.
This was made known by the Assistant Director Relief and Rehabilitation of NEMA, Mr. Godwin Teficor when he led officials of the agency on a courtesy visit to Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini.
This was contained in a press release signed by Ismaila Ibrahim Dutse, Public Relations Officer, Office of the SSG, copies which were made available to newsmen in Dutse recently.
He explained that the agency had last year distributed seedlings and agro-chemicals to farmers in 17 Local Government Areas affected by flooding in 2018.
He stated that the gesture is to ensure that there is no food scarcity in the country, adding that the agency is also monitoring the utilisation of the input by the farmers to ensure the state achieves its desired objectives.
He listed some of the Local Government Areas as Guri, Dutse, Kiri- Kasamma, Birnin Kudu, Miga, Jahun, Ringim, Taura, Kafin Hausa, Kaugama, Hadejia, among others.
He said the fertilizer is to support farmers affected by the 2018 flood in these Local Government Areas.
Responding, Fanini commended the Federal Government for the gesture and assured all necessary support and cooperation for the smooth conduct of the exercise.