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.

 

Flood: FG releases grains to Adamawa farmers

10 December 2012, 13:06

Adamawa  -The Federal Government on Monday released 1,500 tonnes of assorted grains as part of  relief  and rehabilitation assistance to farmers affected by the recent flood disaster in Adamawa.

The State Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Walia Hamma, disclosed this on Monday in Yola while presenting the relief materials to officials of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA).

``Federal government has donated 1,500 metric tonnes of sorghum and millet to Adamawa to be distributed to farmers and other persons who were devastated by the recent floods in the state,’’ Hamma said.

He said that satellite imagery showed that more than 10. 3 per cent of the arable land in the state was devastated by the floods especially in seven local government areas.

He said that the most affected areas included Fufore, Girei, Yola South, Yola North, Demsa, Numan and Lamurde local government areas.

Hamma noted that from the extent of the damage caused by the floods, Adamawa was grouped in category A state, which also included Benue, Kogi and Delta states.

He said that the federal government had initially released N500 million to each of the most affected states.

``Subsequently, government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture released N9.7 billion as assistance to the affected farmers.

``The first assistance was the distribution of grains to them which we are today witnessing,’’ he said.

According to the director, the second phase of the assistance to the farmers would be the provision of fertilisers and improved seedlings to enhance their productivity.

He commended ADSEMA for its services to the people and the release of correct data of the affected persons to the federal government.

In their separate remarks, the Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, Mr Shadrack Barub, and the District head of Yola, Sa’ad Bawuro, thanked the federal government for the gesture and assured that the relief materials would reach those they were meant for.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

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
Serious allegations of Cameroon, ...

Very serious allegations have been made against Nigeria’s French neighbors, Cameroon and Chad, of them arming and financing Boko Haram in the process of freeing a few abducted citizens and foreigners.  Read more...

Man is a product of his environme...

Our present status is the result of our collective failure to uphold ethical values bequeathed to us by our ancestors. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Privatization of airports next: T...

The Nigerian people via the government have been forced to bailout the private sector Cabal billionaires who bought the PHCN with government subsidies and billions in government cash that has been donated to bailout the private PHCN.  Read more...

Submitted by
Akanbi Olayinka
The future of newspaper with the ...

The earliest forerunner of the mass media according to historical records is the print publishing (newspapers). Read more...

Submitted by
Prince Charles Dickson
Same game, same people, same diff...

The polity is as usual getting excited and heated up, the reason, simply the elections are few months away, and the usual suspects are at it. Read more...

Submitted by
George Chuks
The young Belgium PM

Charles Michael has inspired me to reach out to my fellow youths in the world, Africa and Nigeria. Read more...