NCFRMIDP distributes farm inputs to IDPs in Bauchi State Photo: The Sun

Farm inputs for IDPs in Bauchi State

* Commission donates items including seedling, pesticides and insecticides to Internally Displaced Persons

*The support is meant to increase their agricultural output, boost capacity for food production ─NCFRMIDP National Commissioner

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

As a means of assisting the state residents on economic empowerment, the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMIDP), has donated seedling, pesticides and insecticides to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Bauchi State of Nigeria.

Basheer Garba Mohammed, National Commissioner, stated this Thursday, June 18, noted that the plights of the people remain top priority of government, according to The Sun.

Mohammed lamented that the conditions the affected IDPs found themselves were not their making but activities of insurgents and violent clashes in the region of the country.

According to the National Commissioner, “the purpose of procuring these agricultural tools, seedling, pesticides and insecticides as relief materials for you is in order that you may be able to increase your agricultural output and boost your capacity for food production, thereby being able to feed yourself and your immediate community.

“It is also expected that sales from the yield will earn you some income to take care of some of your essential needs.

“Our Commission is deeply touched with the circumstance and conditions you find yourself which is not your own making but as a result of activities of bandits, insurgents and violent clashes which brought about the disruption of life’s and properties.”

The government is determined to address the problem of insurgency in no distant time and promised to always meet them at the point of their needs, he assured.

Mohammed stated: “The Federal Government, state and other stakeholders are continuously working towards finding a lasting solution to the problems that brought about this displacement and disruption of life.

“Also, we at the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Person will not relent in our effort at bringing succour to the plight of all the IDPs and other PoCs wherever they may be in Nigeria.”

Kabiru Yusuf Kobi, Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, who represented Shehu Sabiu Ningi, Secretary to Bauchi State Government on the occasion, disclosed that the state has the highest number of IDPs in the country.

Ningi urged the Commission to continue assisting IDPs with durable solutions for self-sustenance.

Haruna Ibrahim, one of the beneficiaries, said the items donated to them would help to expand their farms in the current farming season in the country.

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