No fewer than 600 households have benefited from the Fadama III North East special intervention project targeted at Internally Displaced Persons and host communities.
Community Action Plan (CAP) officer, Fadama III North East special intervention project, Mrs Awotunde Bisayo, stated this in an interview in Gombe on Monday.
She said that the intervention was in the form of food items, farming inputs and distribution of ruminants to IDPs and their host communities.
Awotunde said 52 communities were identified in Gombe state alone to benefit further from the project, adding that already, 40 households in 15 communities had benefited.
According to her, the beneficiaries that selected farming were given seeds and other inputs, as well as food items as assistance.
She also said that others received foodstuff, as well as livestock and feeds for rearing.
“We were impressed by what we have seen on ground in Gombe. Most of the beneficiaries we interacted with, confirmed to us that the items were given to them, and we went round and saw it physically. I commend Gombe Fadama office for proper intervention; they are working in line with our aims and objectives,” she said.
She appealed to those that their names were taken but had not benefited from the intervention to exercise patience, assuring that they would soon benefit.
An IDP from Chibok, Miss Maimuna Yau, said that she received 50 chicks with feeds, a bag of rice, beans, maize and vegetable oil.
“We will forever remain grateful for the relief materials and means of livelihood given to us by the Federal government,” she said.
Another beneficiary, Malam Rabiu Hassan from Dikwa in Borno, said he received food items, as well as four sheep and feeds for rearing.