The supreme international governing body’s, UN (United Nations) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has expressed in optimism their plan to upscale food security in the North-east through their partnership with Yobe State government.
Sufiyan Koroma, who is the organisation’s representative in Nigeria, confirmed this information during a courtesy visit to the resident of the State Governor capital in Damaturu, as he gave assurance that the partnership would be consistently active in its humanitarian services which is mainly centered around the provision of adequate food and nutrition to victims in northern areas affected by crisis such as; of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states respectively.
Koroma disclosed that the insurgency of Nigeria’s most wanted terrorist group ‘Boko Haram’ which has critically had a negative impact on the three aforementioned states, spurred the intervention of FAO after discovering the alarming levels of food insecurity in the states.
“In pursuant to that, under the rainy season programme last year, the FAO targeted an average of 4,800 households. We were able to distribute 6000 goats and food items for victims of insurgency for them to regain their means of livelihood,” he said.
He further revealed that the organisation has been effective in its diversification of several interventions for farming in both dry and wet seasons, which has thus far maintained persistency for three years especially in Yobe State where they developed needed responses to food and livestock crisis.
Residents of the crisis-ridden states still remain hopeful of the Federal Government to put an end to the menace posed by the ‘Boko haram’ which has taken numerous amount of lives over the years.