The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has began the distribution of seedlings and other agricultural inputs to farmers affected by the 2018 flooding in Benue.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, while inaugurating the distribution of the inputs in Makurdi, warned against the diversion of the consumables.
Ortom added that only those enumerated would benefit.
“We are very grateful for the assistance and support we have received from the Federal Government; I want to congratulate the Federal Government for this gesture.
“It is not game as usual. This farm inputs must reach to the direct victims and only those earlier registered would benefit from it,” he said.
The Zonal Coordinator, North Central Zone, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Eugene Nyelong said a total of 9,113 enumerated affected farmers would benefit from the programme.
He explained that all the farmers in the 23 local government areas affected by the 2018 flood would receive rice, maize, vegetable, groundnut seedlings, and other agric inputs such as knapsack sprayers, vinash, altrazine, hexaconazole, and torpedo as well as chlorpyriphose, among others.