No Fewer Than 30,000 Farmers In Jigawa To Receive SEMA Support Of Left Over Materials
Umar Akilu Majeri
State Emergency Management Agency, Jigawa state office has distributed leftover material to over 30,000 people who were the victim of last year’s flood in Jigawa state.
This was disclosed by the Director of Operations Alhaji Sabo Ibrahim who spoke to our correspondent on behalf of the SEMA Secretary Malam Sani Yusif Babura.
The director said the material distributed including spraying chemicals, rice seedlings, and beans as well as red Pepper in a bid to encourage the farmers who lost their farm produce during the 2020 rain season.
He explained that the 30 000 farmers who benefited from this support were drawn from 20 out of the 27 LGA.
Other items given to the farmers include Millet, Guinee Corn, Sesame Seed, Red Pepe, chemicals, and other sprayers for each farmer.
Babura explained further that the Jigawa State Government will assist fire outbreak victims which have 212 people who have been shortlisted.
He added that the short-listed individuals were drawn from 12 local government areas of the state and that all the necessary arrangements have been made by the agency, while it is now waiting for the final approval from the state government.
He said that the sum of N12, 956,110 are to be distributed among 212 victims depending on the nature of each damage.
He, therefore, called on the people especially those in remote areas to always be careful when and after using fire.
He said the 2020 flood destroyed over 32,545,928 hectares of farmlands.