Flood: 15,000 households to benefits from Special Intervention in Borno
No fewer than 15,000 most vulnerable households affected by 2022/23 flood are to benefit from Federal Government Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) in Borno.
The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib, made this known in Maiduguri on Tuesday at the commencement of the intervention for victims in Borno.
Habib, represented by the Team Leader of SNELEI in Borno, Mr Aliyu Shehu, 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,” Habib said.
He explained that each household was entitled to food items and non food items, agricultural inputs and livelihood support of grinding and sewing machines.
In his remarks, the North East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Sirajo Abdullahi, urged beneficiaries not to sale the items but to make better use of them for maximum result in their recovery process.
Also speaking, the Secretary of Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Mohammed Sheriff, lauded the intervention by FG describing it as “a commitment to building a resilient nation”.
The Chairman of Hawul, Mr Inuwa Bwala, his counterpart of Maiduguri Metropolitan, Mr Tijjani Bolori, and that of Chibok, Mr Umar Ibrahim, who spoke for beneficiaries, lauded the intervention, particularly the involvement of local governments in the distribution exercise.
They said their involvement would ensure that the items were delivered to the targeted beneficiaries at the rural areas.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno while presenting the items to some of the beneficiaries, lauded Federal Government for the gesture which he said would go a long way in empowering the affected households.
Zulum, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bukar Tijjani, reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring the success of such interventions.
He said that the intervention was aimed at improving the livelihood of citizens recovering from disasters in the state.