The National Emergency Management Agency says it is undertaking enumeration and identification of 3,468 genuine farmers in Kwara State, whose farms were damaged by the 2018 flood.
NEMA’s Chief Planning Officer, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in llorin.
Muhammad said the agency’s team arrived Ilorin from Abuja three weeks ago.
The agency’s official said only three local government areas of Moro, Edu and Patigi were affected by flood, which damaged several hectares of farmland in the state.
“NEMA is collaborating with the state Ministry of Agriculture and State Emergency Management Agency to identify genuine farmers in the three affected local government areas,” he said.
The chief planning officer said President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on this gesture in 18 states ravaged by flood in 2018 to boost farming and guarantee food sufficiency.
He warned farmers in the three affected local government areas against hoarding or selling of the farm inputs.
The Special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed on Emergency and Relief Services, Alhaji AbdulRasaq Akanbi, said the agency was giving necessary support to NEMA for proper enumeration and identification of genuine farmers effected.