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Flood victims in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi on Friday received assistance of 14,000 bags of fertilizer and other inputs donated by the National Food Security Council.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N27.4 billion intervention fund for victims of floods, conflicts, and insecurity across Nigeria.
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Fertilizers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), on Wednesday night, donated the sum of N1.77 billion to fund the re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forth coming elections in 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to commence the restocking of all its Strategic Grains Reserves nationwide.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of support for the farmers negatively affected by the excessive rains of this year farming season.
President Muhammadu Buhari says succour is on the way for farmers negatively impacted by the excessive rains this year.
The Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has faulted a report by the United States Department for Agriculture which suggests that the nation had imported rice to the tune of about three million tonnes, saying it was inconsistent with available facts.
The Federal Government has approved N60 billion in support of its rice subsidy programme aimed at bringing down the price of the commodity across the country.
Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, says 3.7 million people in 16 out of the 36 states and FCT are currently faced with food insecurity.
The Chairman, South-East Governors Forum and the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, has lent his support to the call for the establishment of State Police as a way of checking incessant intra and inter-State conflicts raging through all the nooks and crannies of the country.
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has assured Nigerians of Federal Government’s commitment to supporting rice millers and farmers to attain food security in the country.
The National Food Security Council warned on Monday that the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen could get worse next year if efforts are not intensified to create cattle ranches or provide better security against rustling in the country.
Mr James Anbua, Benue State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, on Thursday raised an alarm over the emerging threat to food security in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja presided over the meeting of the National Food Security Council prior to its inauguration by him later in the day.
The Presidency on Monday said the private sector will play an advisory role in the National Food Security Council recently announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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