National Programme Coordinator of FADAMA, Mr. Tayo Adewumi, says the FADAMA III Additional Financing (AFII) Programme has been a platform for national and social integration among the citizens.
Adewumi made this known at the meeting of the 9th World Bank/Federal Government Support Mission in Abuja.
The coordinator said the programme has been a success having unified the economic and social life of the citizenry.
In his words: “We just came back from the mission to check the implementation of the project, the success report and see how to tackle challenges being faced in the beneficiary states.
“We can say that the FADAMA programme has really achieved its target; it has also met its set objectives because they were lots of testimonies from the beneficiaries.
“The beneficiaries from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds are now seeing themselves as one and they do things together to facilitate the development of the nation.’’
He also stated that following the success of the project, the team was seeking to do much more with greater visions and missions.
“We need to put in place strategies on how the beneficiaries will sustain the project, since it will close by Dec. 31, 2019.
“We really need to work with the FADAMA Federated Communities Association (FFCA) and renew our agreement with NAFDAC to solidify our products home and abroad.
“We will lay emphasis on nutrition to make our project superb and unique, while establishing mini-libraries or resource centres to document our activities for research purposes,’’ the coordinator added.
Adewumi lauded the World Bank Task Team Leader (TTL) for the FADAMA programme, for developing ideas that led to the success of the team and its scheme.
He said, “I thank the states visited during the mission for their support; I also commend the project consultants and officials of FADAMA AFI and AFII programmes for the success recorded.
“We promise to do more, we will not ignore the report submitted; we will also work on the reports of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).’’
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