June 25, 2022

NEMA DG flags off distribution of emergency agricultural inputs for farmers in Niger state

NEMA DG flags off distribution of emergency agricultural inputs for farmers in Niger state

 Director General of NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed was in Minna, Niger State today where he flagged-off  distribution of Emergency Agricultural Inputs for  farmers affected by the 2020 flood in the North Central States. The DG was joined by the Deputy Governor of Niger State HE Mohammed Ahmed Ketso and some Management Staff of the Agency at one of the warehouses holding at Agricultural Inputs where the flag-off ceremony was held. The DG NEMA, Deputy Governor of Niger State, Secretary to the State Government as well as Head of NEMA’s Minna Operations Office made symbolic presentation of the inputs to  beneficiary farmers that were present at the occasion. 

The DG Mustapha Habib Ahmed commended the doggedness and unflinching commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari for placing priority and supporting small scale farmers.

He noted that the beneficiaries were the real farmers that toiled in rain and sunshine to feed the nation, safeguard the national food security and the pride of Nigeria.

The Niger State Deputy Governor thanked the Federal Government for the gesture, adding that the farmers in the state would have a cause to smile as the items would go a long way in giving the farmers the support needed to bounce back.

  A total of 32,557 farmers in Niger State would benefit from the inputs that are made up of  81,390 litres of herbicides, 48,834 litres of pesticides, 68,944 litres growth enhancer, 16,278 12.5kg bags of rice, 16,278 10kgs bags of maize, 16, 278 10kg bags of cowpea, 2, 252 units water pump, 8,139 units sprayers and 22,450 40kg bags of NPK fertilizer. 

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The Director General NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed also visited the Minna Operations Office of the Agency where he interacted with the staff and commended their commitment to duties.

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