FG approves N27.4bn for victims of conflicts, insecurity, flooding

Posted by DaV on March 20 2019 under News

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N27.4billion as intervention funds for States affected by conflicts, insecurity and flooding across the country.

The Vice-President of the National Food Security Council and Gov.  Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, disclosed this at the end of the Council’s meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Bagudu said that the council’s approval followed the submission and subsequent consideration of two memos from the national food security council.

The council, chaired by President Buhari, was inaugurated in March 2018 by him.According to him, the intervention includes provision of fertiliser, seedlings, chemicals, poultry and animals to enable the victims resume economic activity.

“First, it approved the intervention for states that have been affected by conflicts and insecurity, where many have been displaced from their homes and some are living in Internally Displaced Person camps.

“While support has been given in terms of accommodation, food, welfare, the National Food Security Council considered the importance of helping them restore their livelihood activities, particularly agricultural activity.

“Council approved the memo by Mr President and approved N8,558,529,755 for intervention in Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States.

“The beneficiaries are estimated to be about 69,872 people. The intervention includes the provision of fertiliser, seedlings, chemicals, poultry and animals to enable them to resume economic activity,’’ he said.

The governor also stated that the remaining balance of  N18,942,818, 912 was approved for 14 states of the federation that were severely affected by flooding in the country.


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