The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says its set, to commence distribution of high yielding crop seedlings to over 10,000 people, affected by the 2018 conflict and flood disaster in Adamawa state.
Yakubu Suleiman, Supervisor in-charge of conflict, under the agency’s Establishing Emergency Agricultural Intervention program, said beneficiaries would receive fertilizer, rice, maize, tomatoes, cassava and cotton seedlings in the 16 local government areas affected by flooding.
Suleiman said, the intervention programme, to be implemented in phases, was initiated to empower and build food security, in communities whose means of livelihood was destroyed.
He stated that, the agency in conjunction with the state ministry of agriculture and local government areas Divisional Agricultural Officers (DAOs), had complied the lists of beneficiaries and mapped out strategy for distribution of the seedling.
He added that, the agency in the state, would liase with security agencies and Agricultural Extension Works (AEW), to ensure timely distribution, assuring that, measures had been put in place, to curtail diversion and shortchanging of the items.
“The intervention is the first of its kind in the state, NEMA officials will be going to the hinterland, to distribute the items directly to the beneficiaries”.
“We have provided crops seedling that, would sustain the people after cultivation to improve their living standard”.
In his remark, Mr Bitrus Samuel, Supervisor incharge of flood, noted that, the intervention is to address the need of persons affected, so as to enable them recover from the disaster.
Samuel urged enumerated beneficiaries, to provide their national identity card as means of identity to facilitate collection of individual live pack, at the distribution centres.
Numan, Lamurde , Demsa, Hong, Michika and Madagali are among the benefiting councils in the state.