Federal government has assisted farmers in Kebbi State with farm inputs through the National Food Security Council.
This was disclosed in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital during the flag off of the distribution of the farm inputs by the vice chairman, National Food Security Council, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the event.
The president pledged the commitment of the council to facilitate programmes and initiatives in support of food production in the country through the provision of incentives to farmers and other stakeholders in the industry.
He said about 382 farmers were selected in Kebbi State whom were affected by the 2020 flood disaster to receive the inputs from the federal government.
According to Bagudu, President Buhari had approved for the provision of insurance cover as part of support package to farmers in the state and the country in general.
The minister of humanitarian affairs and natural disaster management and social development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, who was represented by the special adviser on humanitarian, Aisha Ibrahim Abubakar, said the intervention by the federal government was to provide emergency support for the farmers who lost their crops and farmlands to the 2020 flood disaster in some states of the country which included Kebbi State.