2020 Flood: Niger Worse Hit, Says NEMA


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Laleye Dipo

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that Niger State was the worse hit by the 2020 flood which ravaged most parts of the country with 32,557 farmers affected by the disaster.

The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who disclosed this in Minna on Thursday during his courtesy visit to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello before the flag-off of distribution of farm inputs to those affected by the flood, did not give details of other states affected by the flood.

“You will recall that during the 2020 flood disaster, NEMA staff were deployed to the field including to communities in Niger State affected by flood and other secondary hazards to undertake damage and loss assessment in collaboration with the Niger State Emergency Management Agency.

“A total of 32,557 farmers were verified and are slated to benefit from the federal government agricultural inputs intervention for Niger State,” Ahmed…

Source: Thisday Newspaper