NGO, USAID donate seedlings, foodstuff to IDPs

Flagging-off the distribution Friday in Fufore town, the headquarters of Fufore Local Government of Adamawa, the Vice Chairman of API, Alhaji Gambo Jika, said the assistance would cover 4,150 IDP farming families in Fufore, Madagali, Michika and Gombi local government areas of the state.

NGO, USAID donates seedlings, foodstuff to IDPs 

An NGO, Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have commenced the distribution of improved seedlings and foodstuff to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) engage in farming in the state.

Flagging-off the distribution Friday in Fufore town, the headquarters of Fufore Local Government of Adamawa, the Vice Chairman of API, Alhaji Gambo Jika, said the assistance would cover 4,150 IDP farming families in Fufore, Madagali, Michika and Gombi local government areas of the state.

Jika said the improved seedling comprising maize, guinea-corn and beans were donated by USAID while the consumable grains comprising maize and beans were donated by API.

He urged the beneficiaries not to sale the items but to use them for the purpose intended to better their lives.The official said their farms would be monitored to see how they are managing.``We want you to go back to farm; we are going to visit your farms in due course to see how you are faring."

Speaking at the occasion, a community leader, Malam Aminu Jauro, who represented the District Head of Fufore, lauded the gesture which he said would go a long way in stabilising the IDPs in the communities where they were provided land to farm.

Jauro also urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by making maximum use of the opportunity provided them.Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Mr Solomon Kambarawa, thanked those involved in the gesture and promised that they would not be disappointed.

``We want to assure you that with this support of grains to eat and seedlings to plant, we shall not disappoint you," Kambarawa said.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the beneficiaries were also given transport fare to convey their seedlings and grains home.

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