Yobe Govt. assists IDPs who lost harvests to fire with N18m

Yobe Govt. assists IDPs who lost harvests to fire with N18m

The Yobe Government on Wednesday assisted 117 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who lost their farmlands to wild bush fire in
Gulani Local Government Area with N18 million.

Alhaji Musa Jidawa, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who distributed the assistance to the victims in Damaturu, said
this was to cushion the hardships suffered by the victims.

He said government was touched by the unfortunate incident in which IDPs who returned to their communities cultivated their farmlands but lost the harvests to bush fire.

He, however, said “it was encouraging to see these communities returning home and engaging in farming to rehabilitate their economic lives.

“But they were visited by this unfortunate calamity and that was why government
provided them with this assistance.”

According to him, the victims have been categorised for the assistance and those who lost 1-20 bags of grains have been supported with 45 per cent of their loss, while those
who lost 21-40 bags will get 35 per cent of their loss.

“Those who lost 41-60 bags have 30 per cent support, 61-80 bags were provided with 25 per cent and 81 bags and above received 20 per cent assistance of their loss.”

Jidawa explained that subsistence farmers had higher percentage of assistance because they were financially weak and deserved more assistance to resettle and rehabilitate themselves.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gabai, Kaugama and Rubbo communities who relocated lost their harvests to the wild fire.

Alhaji Ali Maina, the village Head of Gabai, commended the Yobe Government for assisting them.

He said most of the victims were subsistence farmers who cultivated their farms to feed their families and sell some to marry out their daughters but had their crops destroyed by fire.

“We want to specially thank Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam for looking into the plight of the victims and assisting them promptly,” he said.


follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng

Share This:

Related Posts

Anglican church cancels reverend’s wedding, sends gues... The wedding between Rev. Elvis Opune of All Saints Anglican Cathedral Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Grace Chika Olunze of Umuchoke Mbaitolu, Imo State was cancelled by the authorities of the church over alleged double dating. The couple and guests were already seated in the church building waiting ...
New Trump communications director promises crackdown on medi... Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop. "If we don't get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and so I will take dramatic actio...
Gov. Dankwambo endorsed for 2019 presidential race Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe state has been endorsed for the 2019 Presidential elections by the national executive of Democratic Youths Alliance (DYA), a coalition of democratic youths across the country at the end of their two-day meeting in the FCT. The group wants him to contest ...
100-year-old monarch bags doctorate degree In recognition of his contributions to peace, unity and promoting education in Delta state, the Delta State University has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree on His Royal Highness, Richard L. Ogbon, the Ohworode of Olomu. This was one of the high-points of the school Convocation ceremony which t...
“Husband storage” facility opens in Chinese shopping mall... Shopping with girlfriends or wives may be one of the most tedious chores for men. A shopping mall in China’s Shanghai Municipality has solved this problem by launching “husband storage” facilities. The transparent self-service pods in Shanghai’s Global Harbor shopping center are equipped with a T...
EFCC boss in big mess over alleged university certificate fo... Questions are beginning to arise over the authenticity of Ibrahim Mustafa Magu’s accountancy degree. Mr Magu’s nomination as the 4th substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC was rejected by the Senate due to an indicting report by the State Security Service.  Du...
President Buhari meets with APC governors, leaders in London President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the governors and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in London. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said the President was very cheerful and has not lost ...
Sen. Adamu: The North is not enjoying Buhari, my 5 graduate ... Ex-Secretary to the Taraba State Government, Senator Abdulahi Bala Adamu, has lamented the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the popular notion that northerners were the ones enjoying Buhari's tenure because he is from the region, is wrong. He was reacting to rece...
Results of Lagos LG Polls: APC in cruise control Early returns from yesterday’s local government elections showed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was having an easy ride in all parts of the state. At press time, the party’s candidates had won the chairman position in Lagos Island LG, Badagry West LCDA, Epe LG, Eredo LCDA, Onigbongbo LC...
Veteran actor, Adebayo Faleti is dead Ace broadcaster,poet, journalist, writer and actor Adebayo Faleti is dead. An old students of Ibadan Boys High School passed on this morning at the famous University College Hospital, Ibadan at about 6a. am.  The  Yoruba translator, TV exponent and a pioneer staff of the first television sta...
Buhari will not revenge against those calling him names- Ade... Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “a reformed democrat, a pious man’’, saying that the president will never move against those calling him all sorts of names in the past two years. Adesina stated this in a featu...
Nigeria, Corruption Control and the Burden of Integrity: A c... By Shehu Bashir Integrity is a virtue that should never be compromised for anything, when it  does, the result is always devastating – a nation in shambles and a soul in disarray. Nigeria no doubt is such a very complex country. This complexity is making everything very difficult to work. When la...
APC didn’t impose LG candidates – Tinubu national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has refuted allegations that his party imposed candidates for the local government elections. He said this yesterday after casting his vote at Unit 026, Ward F, Alausa, Ikeja. By the time he cast his vote, less than 50 peop...