The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has distributed agricultural items to 100 local farmers in three Local Government Areas of Kano state.
Speaking during the flag off of the distribution of the items, held at the Secretariat of Kura Local Government area on Friday, the NCFRMI Commissioner, Sen. Bashir Garba-Mohammed said the gesture was to ameliorate suffering of the “vulnerable” farmers as a result of COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
According to him, “as Nigeria is having its share of Coronavirus effects, President Muhammadu Buhari had therefore instructed and empowered agencies rendering humanitarian services to redouble efforts in their service delivery to vulnerable persons in various localities in order to ameliorate their sufferings.
“I compliance with the presidential directive, the commission had moved from state to state to distribute relief items to “persons of concern” to enable them keep body and soul together.
“That efforts are being made towards achieving appropriate durable solutions for the people according to their peculiar situation.
“Today, we are here to flag off the distribution of agricultural items for the benefit of vulnerable but hard working farmers.
“This will no doubt boost their production in the current farming season, thereby improving food supply for the people and contributing to the food security drive of the president.”
He said, “I believe we can collaborate with the Kano state government to ensure that more sustainable solutions are implemented in camo within the state, so that displaced persons in the state can live more purposeful life.”
In his remark, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje represented by the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji saleh Jili said Kano state government would work hand in hand with the commission aimed at ensuring that the stated goals were Achieved.
He Applauded the foresight of the federal government in providing the commodities to farmers of Kura,Garun Malam and Madobi local government areas of the state.
Items donated include branded irrigation water pumps, fertilizer, assorted seedlings, herbicides and pesticides, among others distributed to farmers in Kura, Garun Mallam and Madobi Local Government Areas.