Abiodun Unveils National Economic Emergency Intervention In Ogun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, September 18, 2023

Abiodun Unveils National Economic Emergency Intervention In Ogun


Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State
has launched the implementation of the Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) programme, a Federal Government initiative aimed at aiding Nigerian farmers affected by the 2022 flood disaster across all States and the Federal Capital Territory.

Governor Abiodun who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi at the event held at the MKO Abiola Trade Fair, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta,  emphasised that the intervention programme was targeted at stimulating grassroots-level economic activities by providing support to selected beneficiaries.

Abiodun added that the initiative would also assist the beneficiaries to start their businesses and further contribute to the economic growth.
He encouraged beneficiaries to ensure the effective and judicious use of the items provided, assuring them that the distribution would be carried out among those previously verified and enumerated.

The Governor, who expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the succour, further pledged to collaborate with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to ensure a smooth and seamless distribution of items to the intended beneficiaries.
Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed who was represented by the agency's Head of Communication, Mr. Emmanuel Ogba, noted that the Federal Government intervention programme was to assist the 2022 flood victims and vulnerable individuals in Ogun State and help them return to normalcy quickly.

Ahmed stated further that the items distributed included agricultural products, crop seedlings, livelihood equipment (such as sewing and grinding machines), non-food items (like cooking pots, lanterns, mosquito nets, and mattresses), and agricultural inputs (like maize, pesticides, growth enhancers, knapsack sprayers, and water pumps).
Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Mr. Raphael Oyedele and Mrs. Kafayat Mustapha, expressed their appreciation to the Federal Government through Governor Abiodun for the intervention programme, assuring of proper usage of the benefitted items to improve their livelihood.

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