Khadijat Saidu, Birnin kebbi
The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, has donates three thousand 50kgs bags of rice to flood victims in Kebbi State.
The commodity worth over N 81million was handed over to Governor Atiku Bagudu in Birnin Kebbi.
Emeka offor represented by his Chief of Staff, retired AIG Chris Okey Ezike said the gesture was the modest contribution by the foundation to alleviate the suffering of the intended beneficiaries.
Accord to him he said the gesture was also aimed at helping Kebbi State to mitigate the formidable challenges posed by the recent flood disasters across the State.
Adding that for over 25 years governor Atiku Bagudu and the founder of the foundation, Sir Emeka Offor have share tremendous friendship and fellowship as well as engaged in mutually beneficial activities to bringing succour to humanity.
Responding Governor Atiku Bagudu described the gesture by Sir Emeka as a wonderful one, which he said will go a long way in complementing the ongoing efforts to massively assist the flood victims.
Bagudu called on well meaning individuals nationwide to emulate the kind gesture of Sir Emeka Offor.
The governor was delighted that the rice donated to the state by Sir Emeka Offor was locally processed in Anambra State indicating that the agricultural policy of President Muhammdu Buhari has come to fruition.
He thanked the foundation for donating medical equipment and supplies to the state at the peak of Corona virus pandemic, adding that, priority attention will be given to the internally displaced persons at the IDPs camps.
Bagudu, who described the 2020 flood disasters as the worst since 2010, decried that, it caused colossal devastation in no fewer than sixteen local governments area in the State, which claimed life’s, loss of farmlands, farm produce, livestock, houses and several infrastructure across the state.
Bagudu noted that, the state government was putting all hands-on deck, to mobilize the resilient farmers in the State to go back to farms for dry season farming.
He added that the state government is making plausible plans to provide improved rice seeds, fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides and other needed inputs to the farmers.
He there fore commended the people of Kebbi State for imbibing the virtue of self help especially youths who have taken up agriculture as an occupation devoid of participation in violent protest witnessed in other states of the federation.