National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has flag-off the distribution exercise of relief and livelihood support to households affected by the 2022 flood and individuals identified as most vulnerable under the Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) in Adamawa State.
The livelihood distribution was inaugurated in Yola today on Tuesday 16th Jan, 2024, by Mr. Ahmed Halilu Kangiwa, who was ably represented the Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, along with representatives of the Executive Governor of Adamawa State and other relevant stakeholders in disaster management.
In his remarks, Mr. Ahmed Kangiwa, representing the DG NEMA, stated that a total of 24,276 households were verified and targeted to benefit from this special intervention across the 21 LGAs.
He advised beneficiaries to utilize the items responsibly to enhance their socio-economic conditions.
“Beneficiaries are also urged to maintain order during the distribution exercise, ensuring that all verified individuals receive their items. Agricultural inputs such as crop seedlings and equipment are provided to support farmers, stimulate crop production, and safeguard national food security amidst economic challenges,” he emphasized.
Furthermore, he mentioned, “The intervention aims to stimulate value chain activities at the grassroots, while the livelihood support items are intended to assist artisans in improving their businesses and contributing to economic growth. Beneficiaries are hence cautioned against selling the items, preserving the Federal Government’s goodwill.”
The DG NEMA expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shetima for their support in implementing the intervention.
The Governor of Adamawa State, represented by the Commissioner of Housing, Alh Abdullahi Adamu Prambe, appreciated the federal government for the special intervention implemented by NEMA. He assured that the State Government would collaborate with NEMA to ensure the items are distributed to the intended beneficiaries.
Malam Abdullahi Baba Girie, speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, extended gratitude to the federal government and NEMA for the timely intervention.
16 JAN, 2024.