Flood victims in Bayelsa to gain farm inputs from FG

By Daniel Domotimi

Bayelsa State has witnessed the presence of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for farmers affected by the 2018 flood in the State.

While considering distributing seedlings to the affected farmers,  the Agency’s Team Leader in the state, Mr Eric Ebhodaghe told our correspondent in Yenagoa on Wednesday, May 1, that over 3,000 farmers across the eight local government areas in the state, have been targeted by the Federal Government to benefit from the programme.

Ebhodaghe who’s also Supervisor of the National Food Security Council (NFSC) for the Agency in South-South, said the plan, in three phases, were verification/enumeration, distribution and cultivation.

According to Ebhodaghe, “Mr President, Mohammadu Buhari has ordered for intervention for farmers that were affected by the 2018 flood disaster across 14 states in the country, including Bayelsa.

“The intervention is also part of the Federal Government’s efforts to cushion the effect of food insecurity in the country.

“This exercise is coming in form of agro inputs to the farmers. The inputs are mainly seedlings, agro chemical and fertilizers that are quite peculiar to this region. Some of the seedlings are maize, plantain and rice.”