NEMA Distributes Agricultural Inputs To Jigawa Flood Victims

Sadid Iliyasu  
Updated July 10, 2019

 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of agricultural inputs to thousands of affected farmers in 19 Local Government Areas of Jigawa State.

NEMA’s distribution team leader in the state, Saad Bello, explained that this was part of measures to assist farmers affected by the flood that hit Jigawa in 2018.

He noted that hundreds of farmers have so far received the inputs since the flagged off of the distribution in Ringim centre.

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Bello added that the exercise was ongoing while it would also take place at various centres simultaneously in the state.

He advised the farmers not to sell the agricultural inputs they have gotten, saying they were distributed to assist them in improving their farming.

One of the beneficiaries in Ringim, Inusa Magaji, thanked NEMA and the Federal Government for the intervention which noted would go a long way to boost their farm production.

Another beneficiary, Garzali Sani, said he was grateful for the assistance as he could not ordinarily afford to buy some of the items he has received.

Items being distributed include seedlings of rice, sorghum, millet, maize and sesame, as well as fertilizers, sprayers and agro-chemicals, among others.

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