Fadama III desk officer hails Yobe field office

By Musa M. Buba

Damaturu

Yobe state Fadama III AF II has been commended for the monitoring and sustenance of the economic recovery facilities provided to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe which are aimed at upgrading their livelihood.
This was disclosed yesterday by the National Desk Officer of the Project, Engr. Ibrahim Alkali, who was in Yobe on a working visit.
According to him, he interacted with beneficiaries of Fadama III AF II on the benefits of the facilities provided.
Alkali, who visited Gulani and Gulani local governments to see things for himself said: “On the overall we are satisfied with the performance made and from the responses from the beneficiaries they are happy and have gained the benefit given by the Fadama. The intervention has touched the lives of those affected.
“The programme is a four year project and we are able to reach the targeted 24,000 households. The remaining fund is not enough to support much.”
He called for more support from governments and partners to synergise their approach to reach out to many that were affected by the insurgency.
Mal. Dahiru Mohammed and Mara Yerima, beneficiaries of the irrigation and livestock, applauded Fadama III AF II for restoring back their means of livelihood.
It would be recalled that apart from the livelihood packages provided, the project had within 2017 only in Yobe assisted over 5,320 vulnerable groups and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Blueprint gathered that the packages provided include irrigation facilities, establishing of grain processing plants, issuance of livestock, construction of market stalls, and toilets, provision of new ideas of rearing animals, and fishing.

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