No fewer than 2,000 households affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa have received free agricultural inputs from the state’s Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri.
Some of the inputs distributed included hybrid seeds, herbicides, fertilisers amongst others
The Governor disclosed this during a ceremony in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Sunday.
Fintiri, represented by Mr Elijah Rumba, the state’s Commissioner for Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Integration said that the gesture was to support households ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in the area.
”The agricultural intervention is targeted at 2,000 households affected by insurgency in the area. The intervention is through the Regional Stabilisation Facility for Lake Chad Basin Region.
”The aim is to support less privileged farmers with farm inputs to improve their livelihood,” Fintiri said.
In his remark, Dr Muhammed Sulaiman, Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) said the beneficiaries were carefully chosen based on their living condition.
He said the intervention was aimed at stabilising the people affected by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Yerima Iya, District Head of Madagali, thanked the state government for the gesture.
Iya urged the beneficiaries to judiciously use the inputs to improve their livelihood.