The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reported the distribution of agricultural inputs to South-South farmers who were affected by the 2020 floods.
Reporting the event in Calabar, the capital of Cross River state, on Thursday, NEMA chief executive Mustapha Habib Ahmed said a total of 4,311 farmers have been verified and are expected to benefit from the government’s move. federal.
He listed the inputs distributed to 7,185 a liter of agrochemicals (herbicides); 2,874 Agrochemicals (pesticides); 5,748 agrochemicals (1 liter growth accelerator); 1437 seedlings (Rice 12.5kg): 1437 Seedlings (Corn 10kg); 1,250 plants (Yam 1,250 pcs, 1,437 (approved).
Other items, the CEO said, included 144 rice water pump units; 144 Maize water pump, 1,437 sprayer and 2,874 fertilizer (NPK 20:10:10).
Ahmed explained that the choice of Cross River State was due to the fact that “the state is among the states most affected in the flood disaster of 2020. Beyond that, the state government Cross River, through its very active National Emergency Management Agency (The Cross River SEMA), has been an important partner of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The CEO further said that during the 2020 flood disaster, NEMA staff were deployed to the field, including Cross River communities affected by flooding and other secondary risks, to undertake an assessment. damage and loss in conjunction with the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
“A total of 4,311 farmers have been audited and are expected to benefit from the federal government’s intervention in agricultural inputs.
“Let me take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate the stubbornness and unwavering commitment of the President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for prioritizing agriculture and supporting small farmers.
“These are the real farmers who toil when it rains, come to shine to feed the nation, safeguard our national food security and the pride of Nigeria.
“The unprecedented green revolution unleashed by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has undoubtedly spread to every nook and cranny of Nigeria; Nigerians no longer have the illusion of consuming imported food. Beyond the currency economy, agriculture is now an illustrious and rewarding profession, ”he said.
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