Yobe LG empowers 300 flood victims with farm equipment

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The Jakusko Local Government Council in Yobe has empowered 300 victims of 2022 flood disaster with farm implements and equipment for various trades.

Alhaji Abdullahi Garba, the Council’s Chairman, stated this in an interview in Jakusko on Wednesday.

He said 150 of the victims received irrigation machines, while 50 others got mechanized farming machines.

Garba added that a set of 50 victims got sewing machines and another set of 50 victims received grinding machines.

“ We believe that these equipment will cushion the effect of the hardship they are facing to enable them to earn a living.

“ This is not a compensation because what happened was a natural disaster. It is just a way of supporting them,” he said.

The chairman said over 80 communities were affected by the flood which destroyed many buildings and submerged thousands of farmlands.

Garba said that the council planned to support another set of 1,000 victims of flood disaster in the area as soon as the resources were available.

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