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Flood: NEMA to help 70,000 farmers in Jigawa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has begun the verification of 70,000 farmers whose farmlands were destroyed by flood in Jigawa State.

The Executive Secretary of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Yusuf Sani Babura, disclosed this to Daily Trust yesterday.

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He said of the 120,000 victims, SEMA had assisted 50,000.

“When the disaster occurred in 2018, of the 120,000 affected farmers, SEMA assisted 50,000 victims with residual seedlings and fertilizer in order to remain in farm.

“Base on the fact that not all of the victims were assisted, SEMA wrote for assistance to the National Food Security Council and the NEMA in order to assist the remaining 70,000 victims.

“For the purpose of determining the number of hectares each victim lost to the disaster, experts in Global Positioning System (GPS) had to be engaged in the exercise.

“As soon as the verification is completed, distribution of the relief materials will commence. SEMA has since started taking delivery of the consignments of the relief materials from the NEMA. The relief materials are mostly seedlings, agro inputs and Knapsacks,” he said.

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