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15,000 households displaced by floods to benefit from FG interventions

Mr Habib said 660,884 households were selected and verified to benefit from the intervention nationwide.

• January 9, 2024
Flood in Kwara Credit: Daily post
Flood in Kwara Credit: Daily post

No fewer than 15,000 of the most vulnerable households affected by the 2022/23 flood are to benefit from the federal government’s Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) in Borno.

The director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib, said this in Maiduguri on Tuesday at the commencement of the intervention for victims in Borno.

Mr Habib said 660,884 households were selected and verified to benefit from the intervention nationwide.

“This intervention is also expected to drive the sustainable socio-economic resilience of the targeted most vulnerable individuals.

“NEMA staff were deployed to conduct the verification of the target beneficiaries in collaboration with personnel from SEMAs, State Agricultural Development Project and other relevant stakeholders,” Mr Habib said.

He explained that each household was entitled to food and non-food items, agricultural inputs and livelihood support of grinding and sewing machines.

NEMA’s North-East zonal coordinator, Sirajo Abdullahi, urged beneficiaries not to sell the items but to make better use of them for maximum results in their recovery process.

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Mohammed Sheriff, lauded the intervention by the federal government, describing it as “a commitment to building a resilient nation.”

(NAN)

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