2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram to receive fertilizer aid from Adamawa govt.
July 14, 2020- it is ray of hope for about 2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram in Adamawa as the State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri begins fertilizer distribution to support them.
Beginning the distribution in Gulak town, headquarters of Madagali Local Government area on Tuesday, Fintiri said the agricultural intervention was part of his administration’s efforts in stabilising areas affected by Boko Haram insurgents.
The Humanitarian Post reports that seven local government areas in the northern part of Adamawa were once occupied by Boko Haram in 2014.
Fintiri who was represented by Dr. Mohammed Suleiman, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) said “today we are distributing about 6,000 bags of wet blended fertilizer and about 2,000 Litres of liquid fertilizer.
“The agricultural intervention is targeted at 2,000 households affected by insurgency in the area.
“The intervention is through the Regional Stabilisation Facility for Lake Chad Basin Region,” Fintiri said.
Fitri said that the intervention was geared towards supporting less privileged farmers with farm inputs to improve their livelihood.
According to him, the fertiliser distribution was a continuation of the first phase of agricultural inputs distribution that took place in early June.
Fintri said during the first distribution, farmers were given free improved varieties of maize, rice and groundnut seedlings as well as herbicides.
Yerima Iya, the District Head of Madagali, who responded on behalf of the beneficiary communities appreciated the state government for the gesture.
Iya urged the Federal government to, as a matter of urgency, re-build the bridges that link Madagali to other parts of the state destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents.