The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI has distributed agricultural items including seeds, fertilizer and other agric implements to 100 local farmers in three Local Government Areas of Kano state.
Delivering an address at the flag-off of the distribution of the items, held at the Secretariat of Kura Local Government Area on Friday, the NCFRMI Commissioner, Sen. Bashir Garba Mohammed said the gesture was to alleviate sufferings of the “vulnerable” farmers caused by COVID–19 outbreak in the country.
He further stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has therefore instructed and empowered agencies rendering humanitarian services to redouble efforts in their service delivery to vulnerable persons in various localities in order to ameliorate their sufferings.
He added that in compliance with the presidential directive, the commission had moved from state to distribute relief items to “persons of concern” to enable them to keep body and soul together, adding that efforts are being made towards achieving appropriate durable solutions for the people according to their peculiar situation.
“Today we are here to flag off the distribution of agricultural items for the benefit of vulnerable but hard-working farmers.
“This will no doubt boost their production in the current farming season, thereby improving food supply for the people and contribute to the food security drive of the president,” he stated.