The Federal Executive Council has approved 27.4 billion naira as intervention funds for states affected by conflicts, insecurity and flooding across the country.
The Vice President of the National Food Security Council and Goveror Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state made known this at the end of the Council’s meeting, which was presided over by President Buhari in Abuja.
Bagudu said that the council’s approval followed the submission and subsequent consideration of two memos from the national food security council.
The Governor explained that 8.58 billion naira of the amount 27.4 billion naira was approved for 69,872 victims of conflicts and insecurity in Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara states.
According to Bagudu, the intervention includes provision of fertiliser, seedlings, chemicals, poultry and animals to enable the victims resume economic activity.
The Governor also stated that the remaining balance of over 18 billion naira was approved for 14 states of the federation that were severely affected by flooding in the country.