Nigeria: Fadama III Disburses Over N3M To Over 2,000 Households In Gombe

By Auwal Mohammed,

Fadama III, a World Bank project, has disbursed 52 approved Community Action Plan targeting 2080 households across Gombe state in northeast Nigeria, to the tune of N353, 315, 351. 00, in line with the North-East initiative of the federal government to revitalize agriculture.

State Project Coordinator, Habiba Mohammed, Tuesday told journalists that the intervention was meant to further ginger the youth to take to agriculture.

She gave a breakdown of the disbursement to include N103 m in food assistance, N223 m in livelihood support, and N31 towards supporting capacity building and advisory service.

Habiba said the first disbursement exercise saw 600 households benefiting from agricultural livelihood, food assistance, non-farm agricultural inputs, capacity building and advisory services.

“Most of these communities have since planted and are expecting a bumper harvest. For those that were given small ruminants, the story is very encouraging,” she said.

State Project Coordinator, also directed the staff of the agency to fast track the disbursement across all the 13 local government areas of the state.

A community leader, the Bala Waja, Danjuma Mohammed Danjuma, commended the Fadama III project for impacting positively on the lives of the people.

He commended the agency for carrying along traditional rulers in the implementation of the project.

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