No fewer than 382,208 farmers affected by flood in 2020, across Nigeria will get free farm inputs provided by the Federal Government.
This was contain in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media Yahaya Sarki stated that Bagudu, was also the Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council.
Bagudu, who is also the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, enumerated the items which include seeds, seedlings, pumping machines, agrochemicals, sprayers and other related inputs.
He also said that, those engaged in livestock production will benefit from the invaluable gesture of the Federal Government through NEMA
Bagudu stated that, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), assisted by other collaborating partners had already duly registered all the beneficiaries.
Bagudu also disclosed that, President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the Federal Ministries of Transport, Water Resources and Environment to come up with a National Drainage Architecture on the control of flooding to prevent threat to food security.
He also commended the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA for being in the forefront in disaster management and mitigation.
Also speaking, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Saadiya Umar Faruk said that , the important occasion that signifies the commencement of yet another major landmark effort by the Federal Government to further support persons affected by the 2020 flood disaster.
The Commissioner thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for providing assistance to Kebbi State and for choosing to flag off the national distribution of farm inputs to the victims of the flood.