Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Adamawa procures fertiliser for flood victims

03 December 2012, 14:17

Adamawa -  Adamawa Government says it has procured 60 trucks of fertiliser for distribution to farmers affected by the recent flooding in the state.

Mr Kobis Thimnu, the Secretary to the State Government disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Yola.

Thimnu, who is also the Chairman of the State Flood Quick Response Committee, said that early yielding variety of rice, maize and sorghum seedlings have been distributed to the farmers.

He said that the procurement was funded from the N500 million flood assistance, which the Federal Government gave the state.

Thimnu also said that the committee focused more on agriculture because many of the flood victims were farmers.

``The state is an agrarian state and that is why we are giving priority to food security by providing fertiliser and seedlings to the farmers,’’ the SSG said.

He also explained that part of the fund was used to buy foodstuff, clothes and drugs for the flood victims.

According to him, cash will also be given to the victims to enable them resettled.

He siad that the state government has approved cash for distribution to the to affected local governments based on level of destruction observed by the assessment team.

``Lamurde Local Government, which is worst affected, was given N29 million, Numan Local Government got N24 million while Yola South Local Government got N19 million and so on,’’ Thimnu said.

He explained that committees have been inaugurated at the local government level to handle the distribution of the farm inputs and relief materials.

He said that state commissioners representing their respective local government would serve as chairman of the committee.

According to the SSG, livestock, farmland, houses, roads and drains estimated to cost more than N20 billion were lost in the flood disaster.

NAN reports that this year's flood was described in the state as the worst in 40 years.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

23 injured in Anambra fuel-tanker fire

30 September 2014, 10:00

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
The #JanjaweedConnection: Boko Ha...

A lot has happened really quickly in recent weeks in regards to the unraveling of the Boko Haram deadly sect. We have several breaking news events that all fit as pieces of the treacherous puzzle Read more...

Submitted by
Sunday Eyitayo Michael
"A Reject's Heart Cries"

Cuddled by the life's suffering as though she's never letting go. Tight embrace from pain; I could feel her innermost warmth. Read more...

Submitted by
Jibunor George Chuks
Sleep, wake up and see things cha...

As we all know, life is a journey which has its different paths. Which ever way you choose to follow will determine where you'll end up at the end.  Read more...

Submitted by
Jibunor George Chuks
Dream dreams

Even if you like dream dreams, without the desire and the drive to soar higher; be rest assured that is better to have a nightmare because it can actually make you to wake up on time. Read more...

Submitted by
Ayk Fowosire
When the customer is always right

I loved Etisalat. In fact, at a time when Nigerians have mastered the art of subscribing to multiple networks so as to buffer one with the other, i have become strictly Etisalat. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Politicians supervised foreign in...

The strong caption is a clear as it can be. But rest assured we would not make such declaration if we were not absolutely confident of our findings.  Read more...