The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has flagged off the ‘Buni Livelihood Support Project’ designed to assist over 20,000 households across the state.
SEMA’s Executive Secretary Dr. Mohammed Goje, said at the launch of the programme that the support was part of the agency’s plan meeting the humanitarian initiative and state recovery effort of Governor Mai Mala Buni.
The programme, which would provide immediate food and non-food items to the identified vulnerable households and support the less privileged as they engage in farming and other economic activities, was launched on Monday in Damagum, Fune Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Goje added that it was also part of the Mr Buni administration’s effort to stabilize households and families devastated by the recent flooding in the state.
“The intervention is multifaceted because local farmers are yet to harvest their farm products while those of the preceding year have already been invested in the farming processes hence we expect them to use and keep their farm produce after harvest with a view to avoiding any food shortage in the future”, he said.
The Chairman Caretaker Committee of Fune Local Government Adam Ardo-Kayeri commended Governor Buni for his laudable policies and programmes, advising the beneficiaries to make good use of the support provided them.
Some of the beneficiaries include; Fati Daura, Adamu Jajere and Adama Jibo from Ngelzarma town, described the intervention as a great initiative that would not only enhance their living conditions but also give them a chance to be more productive.
“We have been yearning for an initiative that would help us become productive. The introduction of this programme is a clear indication that the Buni administration wants everyone to become self-reliant particularly at the end of raining season,” Ngelzarma said.