Federal Government Flags-off Nationwide Distribution of Farm Inputs in Kebbi State

More than three hundred and eighty-two thousand farmers affected by flood last year nationwide, are to be provided with free farm inputs by the Federal Government.

Kebbi State Governor and Vice Chairman National Food Security Council, Atiku Bagudu, disclosed this in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, during the nationwide flag-off of the distribution of free farm inputs to farmers.

Governor Atiku Bagudu explained that items to be given to each farmer include, assorted seeds, pumping machines, agrochemicals, and sprayers, among others.

The Vice-Chairman further said that, those engaged in livestock production will also benefit from similar gestures, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

He noted that already, the National Emergency Management Agency, has assisted other collaborating partners, by registering all intending beneficiaries.

Governor Atiku Bagudu, reiterated the commitment of the National Food Security Council, to continue to support farmers with farm inputs, as well as agro-allied, and food processing industries.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Faruk, described the intervention as a landmark achievement by Federal Government, by supporting farmers, affected by the twenty-twenty flood disaster.

The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mustapha Habib, commended the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, for giving agriculture the desired attention, as part of efforts to attain food sufficiency, in Nigeria.

He appreciated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari, for supporting small-scale farmers across the country.

Farida Shehu, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the Federal Government, for the timely intervention.

Farida Shehu assured the federal government, that they will use the inputs judiciously.