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Flooding in Kebbi: Gov vows to assist every farmer

Kebbi State government vowed to assist the farmers to recover damages by flood disaster to enable the country achieve its agricultural revolution.

Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri, mni (Fagachin Yauri) made this known on Friday in his Office when he received delegation from National Emergency Management Agency led by Director Planning, Research and Forecasting, Mr. Kayode Fagbemi.

The Secretary to the State Government said the state government would provide the farmers with seedlings, fertilizers, insecticides and other inputs ahead of upcoming dry season farming. 

Babale Umar commended President Muhammad and National Emergency Management Agency as well for urgent consideration, noting that already the state government under the leadership of Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has through State Emergency Management Agency doled out emergency assistance comprising bags of rice, maize, clothes and financial support to the victims to alleviate their painful situation. 

The SSG called on farmers to redouble their effort in order to recover the lost agricultural products, urging them to take the calamity with good faith.

Earlier in his remarks, the Director Planning, Research and Forecasting, NEMA, Mr. Kayode Fagbemi Said they were in the state to see the farmlands and houses destroyed by the disaster and assess the damages, saying that the damages are not only for the farmers, but for the entire nation.

Mr. Kayode Fagbemi who represented Director General of the MEMA said his agency and other relevant agencies have been directed by Mr. President to go round the affected states to critically capture the damages of the national disaster to compile a comprehensive report for federal government to intervene. He added that, Nigerian Air Force already gave the agency assets of photographs of the flood that it captured in Kebbi, Zamfara, Kogi and other affected states.

Mr Kayode said “I believed that federal government would do something tangible to bring the farmers back to their farmlands after the flooding” -he said.

Mr. Kayode commended the state government for its proactive measures where the displaced persons were been camped, food and financial support were equally given to alleviate the hardship of the disaster.

Among the delegation were NEMA officials, pharmacist, medical doctor, Air Force Man as well State Chairman, SEMA, Alhaji Sani Dododo, Executive Directors, Director of finance and other officers from the SEMA.

Also in attendance was the Permanent Secretary Special Services, Alhaji Sufiyanu Garba Bena.

Murtala Mu’azu Gotomo,
Information Officer, SSG Office.
Friday, September 4, 2020.

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