The National Emegency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with National Food Security Council has distributed farming inputs to 246 flood victims in Goronyo Local Government area of Sokoto state, Northern Nigeria.
Presenting the items to the State Government, NEMA Head of Operation, Sokoto Zonal office, Mr Kofowola Soleye, said 567 victims effected by the disaster in 2018 were expected to benefit from the gesture in Goronyo council area.
He explained that the effort was to cushion the victims’ hardships and ensure that they return to thier respective farms since the 2019 cropping season has begun.
Soleye expressed the Federal Government’s committment to provide more succuor to the victims and prayed against future occurence.
The state’s Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, commended the Federal Government for the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items in thier farms.
Tambuwal said the support would surely complement state government efforts in addition to assisting farmers to engage in farming activities toward achieving food security.
According to him, the state government had commenced the sales of 500 trucks of subsidized fertiliser to farmers across the state for 2019 cropping session.
He cautioned beneficiaries against selling the commodity in the open markets which would defeat the government intention.