While delivering an address at the flag-off of the distribution of the items, which held at the Secretariat of Kura Local Government Area on Friday, the NCFRMI Commissioner, Sen. Bashir Garba Mohammed claimed the gesture was to eliminate sufferings of the “vulnerable” farmers caused by COVID–19 outbreak in the country.
He also went further and stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has however, instructed and empowered agencies rendering humanitarian services to increase 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 definitely 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.