The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in Niger state has flagged off the distribution of farm inputs to 12,243 farmers whose farmlands were washed away by 2018 flood in the state.
Mrs Lydia Wagami, Head of Operations, NEMA in Minna said that the farmers were verified during an enumeration exercise carried out by the agency to identify genuine victims in 15 Local Government Areas of the state.
Wagami explained that the victims’ farm lands were washed away by flood disaster, adding the inputs would assist the farmers in farming.
“This intervention is an initiative of the Federal Government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to support farmers that were affected by flood in 18 states in 2018,” she said.
Wagami added that the efforts would improve food security in the state and the county at large.
She said farm inputs such as seedlings, agro chemicals, knapsack sprayers and fertilisers were distributed to the farmers.