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Flood: NEMA Begins Enumeration For Agric Intervention Funds



The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has begun enumeration of farmers affected by flood and security challenges in parts of the country and is still ongoing in Kebbi State. It is in furtherance to the implementation of the National Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund under the National Food Security Programme of the federal government,

Recall that the governor of Kebbi State, after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, March 20 revealed that the sum of N27.5 billion had been approved for special intervention to assist the affected farmers with inputs such as seedlings, fertiliser 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.

In Kebbi State, the NEMA team leader for the enumeration, Dr Kofo Soleye said the intervention was targeted at farmers affected by the 2018 flood, which devastated farmlands in nine local government areas of the state.

He said the farmers were being presented with identification slips during the enumeration, which would be used for collection of the agro-relief intervention.

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.