Further to the implementation of the National Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund under the National Food Security Program of the Federal Government, the NEMA led enumeration of farmers affected by flood and security challenges are still ongoing in the identified states with response by the intended beneficiaries.
Recalled that the Governor of Kebbi State, after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday 20 March had revealed that the sum of N27.5b had been approved for the special intervention to assist the affected farmers with inputs such as seedlings, fertilizers and Agro chemical products in 18 identified states.
The enumeration and profiling of the target beneficiaries are being conducted by NEMA staff along with officials of the various states SEMAs and Agriculture Extension Services.
Reacting to the exercises, the chairman Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency Alhaji Sani Dododo appreciated the Federal Government for the kind gesture and commended NEMA for being diligent in reaching out directly to the farmers. Similarly, the Director Delta State Emergency Management Agency Mr Karo Ovemoso said the Federal Government's gesture would go along way to ameliorate the plights of the farmers, especially in view of the losses that they had suffered from the flood of last year
The profiled farmers are being presented with identification slips which would be used for collection of the agro relief intervention.