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FLOODING: 6,573 FARMERS RECEIVE AGRICULTURAL INTERVENTION FROM NEMA

A total of 6,573 farmers from 11 local government areas are expected to benefit from agricultural intervention by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support those affected by flood in Yobe state.


The intervention from the federal government’s agency are pumping machines, seeds, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer.


Officials of 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 to farmers affected by the 2020 flood disaster in the state.


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The Principal Information Officer, NEMA North-east Zone, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, said the Director General of 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.


Madu, in her speech at the event, explained that the intervention was meant to alleviate the impact of the flood on farming and agricultural activities and boost food security across the country.


Representatives of the Yobe State Government including the Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (YOSEMA), Mohammed Goje, and Chairman of Fune Local Government Area, Hon. Babagoni Mustapha-Bade, were on ground to witness the distribution.


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