Two non-governmental organisations, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Nigeria and Deutsche Gesselschaft furInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have empowered no fewer than 7,000 victims of Boko Haram attack with poultry production starter-kits in Adamawa and Borno States.
The focus of the exercise is for the beneficiaries to start businesses of their own.
The lease of intervention was handed over to the beneficiaries by the representative of GIZ, Mrs Juliana Joshua, who said the support is meant for them to start-up businesses of their own to improve their means of livelihood in the Northeast.
Joshua pointed out that, 3,500 beneficiaries, two hatchery facilities, 10 hatchery farmers, 15 community animal health workers, as well as 140 social case workers were trained for the project in Adamawa.
Each beneficiary went home with poultry cage, six hens, a cock and a bag of poultry feed at the inauguration ceremony, which took place at palace of Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu on Thursday.
Equally, four modern hatcheries in the focal LGAs were constructed in addition to the training of 30 community animal health workers, 280 social workers and 50 social affairs staff to boost the program.
The project was funded by the European Union (EU) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Corporation and Development (BMZ).
In his remarks, Mr Solomon Dedean, Head of Office, CRS Yola, who spoke on behalf of the country representative, said the project works to support vulnerable families.