Joy becomes inexpressible for the Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) whose suffering and present circumstances was inflicted by the deadly terrorists group Boko Haram, IDPs rendered homeless in their own country father land due to war in the North East.
The World Bank presence has started given these vulnerable IDPs hopes and future through the World Bank’s FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF) Programme.
It was disclosed on Monday in Gombe State, Nigeria that not less than 2,080 households among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are to to be empower by receiving farm inputs tools under the World Bank’s FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF) Programme.
The Communication Officer, FADAMA III AF Programme in Gombe State, Malam Yakubu Mohammed, made this disclosure to Newsmen in Gombe, stating as follows that 600 households in 15 communities across Gombe state, Nigeria were initially selected for the pilot state of the project, which was successful.
That the farm inputs tools will be given to the beneficiaries under the World Bank’s Food Security and Livelihood Emergency Support Project in North East.
“We distributed sheep, goats and chickens as well as food items like beans, rice, groundnut oil and seasoning products to the beneficiaries under the trial phase of the project.
That the World Bank’s Food Security and Livelihood Emergency Support Project would feed the IDPs for 2 months to enable to them gain strength to farm.“This is because you cannot take a hungry man to the farm and expect him to perform well.’’
“For the project proper, we will give farm inputs and implements like fertilisers, seeds, herbicides and water pumps to the beneficiaries within the next two weeks.“The aim is to boost agriculture in the country, in line with the policy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on agriculture.’’
The Gombe state government expressed their appreciation to the World Bank’s Food Security and Livelihood Emergency Support Project in North East.