The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has embarked on massive intervention exercises further to the implementation of the National Emergency Agricultural Intervention fund under the National Food Security Program of the Federal Government for farmers affected by flood and security challenges across Nigeria.
The Head of NEMA Operations Office, Sokoto, Dr. Kofoworola Soleye disclosed that the agency has already begun the intervention with enumeration which is still ongoing in identified states affected by the 2018 flood which devastated the farmlands.
He stated that targeted affected farmers in about nine local government areas of Kebbi state were presented with identification slips during the enumeration exercises which will be used for collection of the agro relief intervention.
Reacting to the intervention exercises, The Chairman Kebbi state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Sani Dododo appreciated the federal government’s kind gesture and also commended NEMA for being diligent in reaching out directly to the farmers.
Recalled after the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 had revealed that the sum of N27.5 billion had been approved for the special intervention to assist farmers with inputs such as fertilizers, seedlings and agro chemical products in 18 identified states in Nigeria.
The Enumeration and profiling of the targeted beneficiaries are being conducted by NEMA staff along with SEMAs and Agriculture Extension Services.